Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Australian Committee For UNICEF Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Other health service delivery
  • Emergency and relief
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Advocacy and civic activities
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
UNICEF Australia directs funding in support international programs designed to protect and advance the welfare and rights of children.

UNICEF Australia raised funds to support the global programs, to ensure that UNICEF can respond rapidly to complex humanitarian crisis where ever they occur in the world. In 2017, UNICEF Australia distributed funds to a range of international Directly Supported Programs (DSPs), continuing the organisation’s commitment to give every child a fair chance. The money was distributed across life-saving initiatives in the areas of Child Protection, Early Childhood Development, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Child Survival.

Some top-level achievements included; the delivery of four programs with significant focus on girls and women in Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Fiji and Myanmar, three programs with principle focus on rights of children with disabilities in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Laos.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Our vision is that every child deserves a fair chance. Our new four-year strategy developed in 2017, is a necessary response to the tremendous needs of children around the world. Sadly, 385 million children still live in extreme poverty; 264 million children and young people are out of school and 5.6 million children under the age of five died last year from preventable diseases. Even in Australia, one in six children are still living under the poverty line. So we know that we can do better. UNICEF Australia continued to respond to the tragic circumstances affecting children in conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). New and emerging crises such as the South Sudan food crisis, and the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh have kept our teams busy coordinating fundraising appeals, raising awareness and advocating for greater responses from individual donors, governments and regional powers.Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals, in the priority areas of child survival, child protection, early childhood development (ECD) and water and sanitation, last year we expanded our ongoing support to 14 prioritised programs in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Laos, Indonesia, Myanmar, Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Zimbabwe. We are able to make a difference with our Directly Supported Programs, thanks to Australian government accreditation, funding and generous donations received from the Australian public our Global Parents, Global Guardians and dedicated fundraisers and our corporate partners. We are truly grateful for the ongoing support.UNICEF Australia also plays a key role defending childrens rights in Australia. We have expanded the impact of our Policy and Advocacy team by championing the best interests of children for decision-makers during policy-making, and we are conducting an extensive child-consultation project, with a report to be produced in late 2018.
Main beneficiary
Early childhood - aged under 6
Other beneficiaries
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Overseas communities or charities
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
  • Other Countries
    • BGD
    • KHM
    • ETH
    • IND
    • IDN
    • LAO
    • MWI
    • MMR
    • NPL
    • PNG
    • SLE
    • SLB
    • ZAF
    • SSD
    • ZWE
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 60
  • Part time employees: 8
  • Casual employees: 38
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 91
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 10

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?

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
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • Tasmania
  • 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
  • NSW fundraising number: 10138
  • QLD fundraising number: CH1495
  • SA fundraising number: CCP3088
  • TAS fundraising number: F1A45
  • VIC fundraising number: 10206
  • WA fundraising number: CC20258