Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Reef Check Foundation Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Environmental activities
Main activities
  • Research
  • Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Reef Check Australia is an innovative environmental charity dedicated to protecting Australia's reefs and oceans by engaging the community in hands-on citizen science research, inspiring education and practical conservation activities. As part of the Reef Check network, we offer local action with a global connection to more than 90 initiatives around the world. We believe in protecting reefs and oceans by empowering people. In the 2015/2016 financial year, we worked with our collaborative network of volunteers, partners, advisors and funders to:- Conducted 110 reef surveys to monitor reef health across Queensland and in Western Australia.- Launched the Reef Check Ambassador program for Moreton Bay's to train 29 volunteers who deliver inspiring and engaging reef education experiences at community events. - Trained 36 citizen scientists to conduct globally standardised reef health surveys.- Conduct reef habitat mapping for Moreton Bay Marine Park for the first time in a decade, helping to fill gaps in the spatial extent and condition of critical nearshore reef habitats.- Shared findings at conferences to represent reef citizen science, including the International Coral Reef Symposium, the largest reef science gathering in the world.- Reached out to the community at 19 community events.- Strengthened our partnership network with two pilot Reef Check Australia Affiliates in Western Australia and Moreton Bay. - Hosted the Grey Nurse Shark Watch database to help more people save sharks with their cameras.- Surveyed reefs and delivered reef education programs on Heron Island for the 5th annual collaborative survey project with University of Queensland Biophysical Remote Sensing Group.- We collaborated to clean up more than 760kg of marine debris across Queensland.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Queensland
  • 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
  • Casual employees: 5
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 70

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
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State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

Income and Expenses

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