Annual Information Statement 2019

Legal Name
Open Minds Australia Limited

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Open Minds Australia
  • Open Minds
  • Wattle League Foundation
Charity size
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
QLD fundraising number: CH0372
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2019 reporting period?
Main activity
Mental health and crisis intervention
Main activities
  • Other health service delivery
  • Social services
  • Emergency and relief
  • Housing activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Open Minds is a leading specialist not-for-profit (NFP) organisation and a registered
NDIS provider, focused on providing services to clients living with mental illness,
disability and/or an acquired brain injury.
Our Purpose is "enabling an independent and positive future for people living with
mental illness and disabilities."
Our Values are:
- We work together to empower people to succeed;
- We act with humility and value curiosity;
- We are trustworthy and act with integrity.
Our teams work to enhance mental health and wellbeing by delivering client focused
services specifically tailored to meet the needs of individual clients.
Our organisation is committed to partnering with individuals to focus on their strengths
and enable individual achievement and recovery, and improving health, wellbeing and
community connections.
- Our service delivery approach is supported by our Purpose and Values.
- Our evidence-based recovery framework is aligned to each person's goals.
- Our Specialist Services team facilitates the delivery and coordination of care to
complex clients, including those who require positive behaviour support plans and are
the subject of forensic orders under the Mental Health Act 2016 (QLD)
- Our personalised approach to service planning and service delivery recognises that
each person is unique and personal circumstances change over time.
- Our service approach is flexible and we recognise fluctuating or changing capacity,
dynamics within personal and family relationships and individual service requirements.
Open Minds works collaboratively using a partnership approach with Federal and State
funding bodies (primarily Social Services, Disability Services, Health (Primary and
Tertiary), Aged Care and Corrective Services) to ensure the best possible client
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2019 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2020 period?
Changes planned
Open Minds will focus on opportunities provided by the NDIS, specifically services to clients with complex behaviours who require 24/7 support, and State and Federal funding bodies.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Females
  • Males
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • People with disabilities
  • Pre/post release offenders and/or their families
  • Unemployed persons
  • Veterans and/or their families
  • Other
    • People with a mental illness; People with an Acquired Brain Injury

Annual report

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

Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 146
  • Part time employees: 215
  • Casual employees: 95
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 354
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 0

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2019 reporting period
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Type of organisation
My charity is a charitable fundraising organisation
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
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Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
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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
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Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
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