Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Arthritis Foundation Of Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Arthritis Australia
Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Advocacy and civic activities
Main activities
  • Other health service delivery
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • Grant-making activities
  • Other
    • Development of education resources
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Provided support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends through our Arthritis Infoline and resources including information booklets and information sheets (including information in 10 different languages) Promoted awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government, such as through our advocacy report Rheumatology nurses: Adding value to arthritis care which looks at the evidence supporting the benefits of rheumatology nursing and assesses access to rheumatology nursing care in Australia (read more at research through our National Research Program into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis (read about the 2017 recipients and their projects at health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed, such as through the information on our websites (including,, and Read about all our 2016-17 activities in our annual report at
Main beneficiary
People with disabilities
Other beneficiaries
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 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 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 3
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 6
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 0

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Interest expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • Queensland
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

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 2018 reporting period
  • ACT fundraising number: L19000329
  • NSW fundraising number: CFN13886
  • QLD fundraising number: CH1546
  • SA fundraising number: CCP2506
  • TAS fundraising number: FLA346
  • VIC fundraising number: 14127
  • WA fundraising number: CC21879