Overview

Charity details

Also known as
Bush Heritage
Australian Bush Heritage Fund
ABN
Address
Level 1 395 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Address For Service email
Phone
Charity Size
Large
Who the charity helps
General community in Australia
Date established
1991
Last reported
31 August 2018
Next report due
30 September 2019
Financial Year End
31/03

Summary of activities

In 2017-2018, Bush Heritage launched its strategic plan for 2017-2022 and made significant progress towards achieving the objectives within it. These fall into four themes.Under our 1st theme, Landscape-scale conservation management, our achievements include increasing the area of land and sea country that we protect or help manage to 8.86 million hectares. Our conservation work across these landscapes benefits at least 5932 Australian species, including 239 threatened species. A key objective is to improve or maintain the health of the species and habitats we protect (our conservation targets). We are pleased that 24% of our conservation targets have improved in health since they were first surveyed, and a further 18% maintained what we have identified as a good or very good level of health.In 2017-2018, 71 science and research projects took place on our reserves and 24 active Aboriginal partnerships. These projects and partnerships help us expand our knowledge base and deliver conservation and socio-economic outcomes both on land that we own and manage and on our partners lands. As experts in our field, we also leverage our knowledge to influence government policies where invited, with the aim of working towards a more secure future for the bush. In the past year, we submitted formal responses to 13 environmental initiatives at the state and federal government level. These achievements align under our Science and knowledge theme: to build our capacity in science, knowledge and research, resulting in better informed land management activities.Another key element of Bush Heritages work is engaging and inspiring our conservation community. Under this theme, our objective is to see our reputation and profile generating significantly more support for conservation. In 2017-2018, our financial supporter base grew from 32,092 to 33,635. The time our volunteer base contributes to our work also increased from 36,660 hours last year to 40,991 hours this year. We undertook various educational and engagement activities, including launching a new bi-monthly e-newsletter, hosting a Bush Detectives camp for distance education students on our Carnarvon Station Reserve, and running the 2nd annual Hamelin Science Fair on our Hamelin Station Reserve in WA.Our 4th theme is Resilience and capability, under which our objectives are to see our annual income exceeding $30mil by 2020 and ensure staff are supported by a strong culture, systems and resources. Financial contributions rose from $19.9mil in 2016-2017 to $22.6mil this year and our spending on core conservation activities grew 5.6% to $10.5mil. We also achieved gender parity in the Executive Management team and more women are now filling roles such as reserve manager, ecologist and field officer, which have traditionally been male-dominated.Further details can be found in the 2017-2018 Annual Report : https://www.bushheritage.org.au/who-we-are/about/annual-reports.

Where the charity operates

States
VIC
TAS
NSW
QLD
WA
SA
ACT
NT

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2020 30 September 2021 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2020 30 September 2021 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2019 30 September 2020 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2019 30 September 2020 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2018 30 September 2019 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2018 30 September 2019 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2017 30 September 2018 31 August 2018
Annual Information Statement 2017 30 September 2018 31 August 2018
Financial Report 2016 30 September 2017 28 September 2017
Annual Information Statement 2016 30 September 2017 28 September 2017
Financial Report 2015 30 September 2016 29 September 2016
Annual Information Statement 2015 30 September 2016 29 September 2016
Financial Report 2014 30 September 2015 30 September 2015
Annual Information Statement 2014 30 September 2015 30 September 2015
Financial Report 2013 30 September 2014 29 September 2014
Annual Information Statement 2013 30 September 2014 29 September 2014

Documents

Title Date Reporting Year Download
Governing Document 25 November 2014 Download

History

The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing the natural environment 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.