Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
The Oceania Project

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
General activities
  • Animal protection
  • Environmental activities
  • Higher education
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Fieldwork for the long-term research on eastern Australian humpback was undertaken in Hervey Bay during September 2015 aboard the annual whale research expedition. Analysis and publication of research results continued throughout the 2014/2015 year. A study of movements of Hervey Bay humpback whales in the Pacific Basin was published in the journal of Cetacean Research and Management as Franklin et al. 2014. Dr Wally Franklin was awarded a PhD by Southern Cross University for his research on eastern Asutralian Humpback whales. His thesis is availble for download from SCU ePubs at: The public awareness and education program was sustained throughout the 2014/2015 year, with continued management, maintenance and updating of The Oceania Project, iWhales and Songlines websites and six social media outlets. Collaboration with Scientists from the Australian Marine Mammal Centre (AMMC), the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium (SPWRC) and the Southern Cross University Marine Ecology Research Center(SCUMERC) yielded new research of humpback whale feeding grounds in Antarctica. The outcome of the study is being published in the Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. The Oceania Project again partnered with the Hervey Bay Community and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in undertaking the 'National Day of Action for the Humpback Whales'. Work continued with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) on the 'Humpback Whal
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Communities overseas
  • All ages

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 7
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
2015 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Income Statement

Donations and bequests
Government grants
Other revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
Total expenses/payments
Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate