Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Muscular Dystrophy Queensland Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Muscular Dystrophy Queensland
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Social services
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Muscular Dystrophy Queenslands (MDQ) purpose is to empower people living with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions to make the most of opportunities and fulfil their potential to live the lives they choose. People who live with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions have one (or more than one) of a hundred different, rare conditions. Each condition is similar in the way it progresses; reducing muscle function, causing fatigue, pain, increasing disability and medical complications. These conditions can first appear at any stage of life. The actual prevalence is yet to be determined, however we estimate there are more than 5,500 people living in Queensland who are eligible for our services.We provide whole-of-life services throughout Queensland, for children, teenagers, and adults living with the conditions. We also address the needs of their parents, care givers and families, and provide assistance to professionals working with our community.All domains of life can be affected when a person lives with these conditions; from health and disability, to housing, education, employment, recreation and community inclusion. Our role as the peak body representing the interests of this group of people is to provide information, systemic advocacy, leadership within the sector and a range of specialist services. We advocate for our communitys needs to be addressed and where possible we refer our people to existing services. When there is a clear and expressed need, and no alternative solution exists, we raise funds to provide services directly. Our free helpline and equipment loan programs are examples of this work.We believe our community are stronger together so we work closely with muscular dystrophy organisations in other states, to provide a national voice for people with neuromuscular conditions under the banner of the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, Australia. We work collaboratively with relevant national organisations and have relationships with smaller, diagnostic specific organisations. Muscular Dystrophy Queensland benefits from pro bono services and the commitment of a band of dedicated staff and volunteers. We rely on the generosity of donors and supporters for approximately 85 per cent of our income. We value all of these investments in our work which enables Muscular Dystrophy Queensland to remain the stable and trusted organisation which, for 40 years, has worked towards our vision of life without limits for people living with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions.
Main beneficiary
People with disabilities
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 7
  • Casual employees: 4
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 12
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 8

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
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

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?