Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Guide Dogs Association Of SA & NT Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Guide Dogs SA/NT
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Other activity
General activities
  • Civic and advocacy activities
  • Social services
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Through our services, we aim to enhance the quality of life of individuals with a sensory disability and families of children living with Autism. Our services meet the needs presented over the course of a lifetime from life skills for children with a sensory disability, to study and employment, and the transition to independent living and ongoing support for older Australians.(1) Dog Services - Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Pets As Therapy Dogs. (2) Vision Services - Orientation and Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Low Vision, Neurological Vision, Education and Support, Falls Prevention, Childrens Services, NT Services. (3) Hearing Services - Assistive Technology/Workplace Equipment, Effective Management of Hearing Loss Courses, Specialised Smoke Alarm Service, Education and Support Services, Lip-Reading Services. (4) Sensory Services - Case Management, Needs Assessment and Support Plans, Problem Solving and Advocacy, Support for Families and Carers, Community Development and Education. (5) Education - Guide Dogs SAs Discovery Centre, Australias first interactive vision and hearing education facility, offers a rare insight into the challenges of living with vision and hearing loss.(6) Advocacy - Guide Dogs works to support and defend the rights of people with a sensory impairment. We advocate on behalf of our clients to ensure that all public premises and transport facilities are accessible and we assist people to assert their rights when they have been illegally denied access to public places.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • All ages
  • People with disabilities
  • Other
    • Our services and activities are designed to improve the quality of life of people living with a vision and/or hearing impairment and of families of children with autism. Guide Dogs also provide services for individuals dealing with additional conditions such as depression, mental health issues and social isolation due to their vision and/or hearing impairment. Our award winning Discovery Centre helps school, corporate and community groups with the preventative measures of vision and hearing loss.

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 49
  • Part time employees: 25
  • Casual employees: 4
  • Volunteers: 101TO500
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Northern Territory
  • South 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 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
  • Northern Territory
  • South Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2014 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

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C All other revenue
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
E Other income
F Total gross income (d+e)
G Employee expenses
H Interest
I Grants and donations made for use in Australia
J Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
K All other expenses
L Total expenses (g+h+i+j+k)
M Net surplus/deficit (l-f)

Balance Sheet extract

N Total current assets
O Non-current loans
P Other non-current assets
Q Total non-current assets (o+p)
R Total assets (n+q)
S Total current liabilities
T Non-current loans
U Other non-current liabilities
V Total non-current liabilities (t+u)
W Total liabilities (s+v)
X Net assets/liabilities (r-w)