Charity details

89 Thompson Ave
Cowes VIC 3922
Address For Service email
Charity Size
Who the charity helps
Veterans and/or their families
People in rural/regional/remote communities
Adults - aged 65 and over
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Date established
Last reported
6 October 2020
Next report due
31 December 2021
Financial Year End

Summary of activities

The Phillip Island and District Historical Society's mission and aims include the acquisition and preservation of authentic historical records. During the year under review the society has successfully transferred all the video and audio tapes within our collection to a digital format for preservation. We have also continued with cataloguing and scanning of historic photographs and documents to digital format for uploading online for the benefit of remote access. The activities also form part of our risk mitigation strategy. Another aim of the Society is to help and use influence in the preservation of places of historical interest. This year the Society had the opportunity of being actively involved with the local council in a study to identify places of significant heritage values within our local region. This work will result in the Heritage Gaps Study and Prioritisation Framework which will progress to a planning scheme amendment, ensuring the protection of significant historical places and structures. By supporting the research of a local author, the society assisted in the publication of volume II of At Home on the Hill - a 250 page glossy book covering the lives of all pioneers buried within the Phillip Island Cemetery from 1901 to 1920. Unfortunately the Society was forced to close its Museum during the COVID lockdown, but nevertheless we continued to produce regular Newsletters as well as updates to our website providing information on local history events and projects, which encourages community involvement and sparks interest in the preservation and value of local history.

Charity programs

Program name Classification
Copying and Sharing of Video and Audio Cassette Collection Historical activities
Cataloguing and Sharing Historic Photographs and Documents Historical activities
At Home and At War - 75th anniversary of the end of WWII in the Pacific Historical activities

Where the charity operates


Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2022 31 December 2022 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2022 31 December 2022 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2021 31 January 2022 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2021 31 January 2022 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2020 31 January 2021 6 October 2020
Annual Information Statement 2020 31 January 2021 6 October 2020
Financial Report 2019 31 January 2020 15 October 2019
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 January 2020 15 October 2019
Financial Report 2018 31 March 2019 14 March 2019
Annual Information Statement 2018 31 March 2019 18 March 2019
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 23 September 2017
Financial Report 2017 No due date 23 September 2017
Annual Information Statement 2016 31 January 2017 26 September 2016
Financial Report 2016 No due date 26 September 2016
Annual Information Statement 2015 31 January 2016 11 October 2015
Financial Report 2015 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2014 31 January 2015 5 May 2015
Financial Report 2014 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2013 31 March 2014 5 May 2015
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required


Title Date Reporting Year Download
Annual Report 15 October 2019 2019 Download
Annual Report 23 September 2017 2017 Download
Governing Document 11 December 2013 Download
Annual Report 29 November 2013 Download


The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing education 1 January 2014
Advancing culture 1 January 2014
Promoting reconciliation, mutual respect and tolerance between groups of individuals that are in Australia 1 January 2014
Purposes beneficial to the general public that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to, or within the spirit of, any of the other charitable purposes 1 January 2014
2012 Advancement of education 3 December 2012 31 December 2013
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.