Annual Information Statement 2019

Legal Name
The Oceania Project

About the charity

Charity size
Fundraising online
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2019 reporting period
NSW fundraising number: CFN/10310
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2019 reporting period?
Main activity
Main activities
  • Higher education
  • Environmental activities
  • Animal protection
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
* We maintained analysis and publication of research outcomes from the long-term study of humpback whales in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia. Three new scientific publications were published during the year. Three further manuscripts are in preparation for submission to journals. Drs Trish and Wally Franklin are now authors or co-authors of twenty-six scientific publications about the humpback whales of Hervey Bay. See:

* We moved forward with re-development of The Oceania Projects website including the incorporation of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Portal to provide access for other research scientist to engage with the Hervey Bay dataset and to permit Citizen Scientists to add new sightings to the sightings database. This is a three-year project which will provide a Global Education, Research and Information resource for humpback whales and will also enable continued research for the conservation, care and protection of the Hervey Bay and eastern Australian humpback whale population. For details see:

* The Oceania Project's social media outlets continued to attract a global audience with the YouTube educational films having reached an audience of 15 million public views. The Oceania Project's Facebook page has 180,000 + followers and reaches a world-wide audience of over 20 million people.

Where the charity conducted activities during the 2019 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2020 period?
Changes planned
Dr Trish Franklin and Dr Wally Franklin will be keyn ote speakers at the World Whale Conference being held in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia 7-12th October 2019, see: Speakers:
Program: .

A collaboration has been initiated with Dr Olaf Metynecke and Colleagues at Griffiths University on a project titled 'Whales in a Changing Climate', see:
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 5
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 1
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 6
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 6

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2019 reporting period
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Accounting method used in the 2019 reporting period

Income and Expenses

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