Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
United Christian Broadcasters Australia Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Vision Christian Store
  • Vision Radio Network
  • The Word for Today
  • United Christian Broadcasters Australia
  • Vision Christian Media
  • Vision Christian Radio
  • Vision Christian Prayer
  • Vision Christian Tours
  • Vision180
  • UCB Australia
  • Word4U2Day
  • PrayForMe
  • UCBDirect
  • Harvest Ministries Australia
  • Our Church Bookstore
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Culture and arts
Main activities
Religious activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
There is much evidence to show how our activities are achieving our charitable purpose;The establishment of facilities and teamsThe continual and ongoing production of many forms of media content that promotes participation in and an understanding of the Christian faithThe establishment of numerous distribution mechanisms to take that content to the marketplace, including?our national radio transmission network of almost 700 sites established with potential audience reach of approx. 7.5 million people?over seven million daily devotional magazines printed?tens of millions of content driven email communications ?the production and distribution of over half a million individual Christian resource items (books, DVDs etc)?two separate digital (online) radio streams targeting different demographics?numerous podcasts?numerous websites and mobile apps with combined usage (hits) exceeding ten millionThe establishment of support services such as our Prayer service which currently receives around 3,000 prayer requests per month via phone, web and SMSThe numerous partnerships with other organisations and individuals aligned with our purposeThe regular promotion of events aligned with our charitable purpose, including music, arts, educational and other areas.A significant number of testimonial stories from the public showing the high value of our activities in their lives these are received on a daily basis.The high level of demand for our services The increasing level of support from the publicIndependent qualitative surveysThe driver behind all of our growth and activities can be summed up as Trusted Christian Media for Every Australian and we continue to work toward that aim.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 43
  • Part time employees: 11
  • Casual employees: 5
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 522

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from government including grants
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
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Net assets/liabilities