Charity details

1306 Bacchus Marsh Rd
Bullengarook VIC 3437
Address For Service email
Charity Size
Who the charity helps
Overseas communities or charities
Date established
Last reported
17 January 2018
Next report due
7 April 2019
Financial Year End

Summary of activities

We know a bike is a life changing object the world over.In the developing world it is life changing on a different scale.It allows access to health care, education, economic opportunity and wider community.Sustainable transport is a big lever in breaking the poverty cycle a bike means you can travel twice as far, twice as fast and carry four times the load this alone is enough to provide a change in circumstance that is profound and lasting but theres more to this project than just that.Each of the 40 ft shipping containers that Bicycles For Humanity sends becomes a bike workshop providing employment, skills, training, business, opportunity and economic development for the community in which its placed.Each of these Bicycle Empowerment Centres (BEC) becomes a self sustaining entity fitting very cleanly into the model of micro-financed small business that is lately seen as one of the central ways for the developing world to move away from aid dependence.Statement of PurposeThe Association Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne is a not-for-profit, non-political entity established and located in Australia for the sole charitable purpose of alleviating poverty by improving access to health care, education and social services where inadequate transportation is a major barrier. The means by which the Association aims to achieve its object in clause 3.1 include:(a) collecting disused (but in working order) bicycles, spare parts, tools and accessories from Victoria, Australia;(b) shipping the bicycles, spare parts, tools and accessories to communities in need in Australia as well as overseas, particularly in African and other developing countries (either directly or through partnership with overseas aid organisations);(c) developing partnerships with key organisations in Australia and overseas with similar objectives;(d) working with overseas partner organisations which provide logistical support, training and materials to overseas communities to achieve a similar objective;(e) raising money to ensure the above actions can be carried out;(f) developing financial sustainability to ensure the ongoing viability of the Association;(g) carrying out the Associations activities in a fiscally transparent manner;(h) raising awareness of transport issues and the impact that lack of transport can have, in order to increase participation in the Association and the Associations objectives; and(i) do all things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objective in clause 3.1 or the means to attain it.

Where the charity operates


Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2020 31 December 2020 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2020 31 December 2020 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2019 31 January 2020 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 January 2020 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2018 7 April 2019 Overdue
Annual Information Statement 2018 7 April 2019 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 17 January 2018
Financial Report 2017 No due date 17 January 2018
Annual Information Statement 2016 31 January 2017 5 December 2016
Financial Report 2016 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2015 31 January 2016 1 November 2015
Financial Report 2015 No due date 1 November 2015
Annual Information Statement 2014 31 January 2015 29 December 2014
Financial Report 2014 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2013 31 March 2014 30 March 2014
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required


Title Date Reporting Year Download
Governing Document 18 July 2013 Download


Responsible People

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The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing social or public welfare 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.