Charity details

38 Surrey Rd
Keswick South Austalia 5035
Address For Service email
Charity Size
Who the charity helps
General community in Australia
Date established
Last reported
29 January 2021
Next report due
31 December 2021
Financial Year End

Summary of activities

OpenAustralia Foundation helps people participate directly and positively in political processes. This year connected people with their elected representatives, helping them see what representatives say in parliament and how they vote on changes to our laws. We let people know about local planning proposals and helped them participate in the planning process. We made it easier for people to request information held by federal, state, and local government authorities on their behalf. We helped people collect data from their governments by sharing our knowledge of web scraping and running scrapers for civil society, private and public institutions and individuals. We advocated to integrate a high level of participation for citizens in our democracy. We facilitated these activities via OpenAustralia.org, TheyVoteForYou.org.au, PlanningAlerts.org.au, RightToKnow.org.au, OpenAustraliaFoundation.org.au, morph.io, their associated social channels. We also continued to host OpenGovernment.org.au for Australian Open Government Partnership Civil Society Network, and maintain an archive of election materials at electionleaflets.org.au

Charity programs

Program name Classification
OpenAustralia Democracy
PlanningAlerts Civic participation
Right To Know Freedom of information
TheyVoteForYou Democracy
Morph Open data
Election Leaflets Voter education and registration

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2022 31 December 2022 Pending
Financial Report 2022 31 December 2022 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2022 31 December 2022 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2021 31 December 2021 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2021 31 December 2021 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2020 31 January 2021 29 January 2021
Financial Report 2020 No due date Not required - small
Financial Report 2019 31 January 2020 30 January 2020
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 January 2020 30 January 2020
Annual Information Statement 2018 7 April 2019 8 April 2019
Financial Report 2018 No due date Not required - small
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 1 February 2018
Financial Report 2017 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2016 31 January 2017 31 January 2017
Financial Report 2016 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2015 31 January 2016 31 January 2016
Financial Report 2015 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2014 31 January 2015 31 January 2015
Financial Report 2014 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2013 31 March 2014 10 December 2013
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required


Title Date Reporting Year Download
Governing Document 31 January 2015 2014 Download


Responsible People

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The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing culture 1 January 2014
2012 Another purpose beneficial to the community 3 December 2012 31 December 2013

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
3 December 2012 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.