Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Visability Limited
ABN
11157291960

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Guide Dogs WA
  • Association for the Blind of WA Inc
  • Guide Dogs Tasmania
Charity size
Large
Fundraising online
Yes
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Main activities
  • Aged care activities
  • Other health service delivery
  • Social services
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Professional staff work across WA and Tasmania to provide individualised home-based services and offer support and training to help people to build confidence and lead fulfilling and independent lives. Social workers offered counselling, support, information and advice that assisted people to come to terms with the emotional impact of vision loss. Occupational therapists offered support and training in daily living skills ranging from household management to personal care. They also provided advice and special equipment to help people who are blind or vision impaired live independently. Orientation & Mobility Instructors offered training for people to travel safely and independently through their environment. This included the use of special aids including white canes. Guide Dog Instructors trained Guide Dog puppies, worked with Guide Dogs, and supported Guide Dog owners. Specialist staff for children - including Speech Pathologists, Developmental Psychologists and Paediatric Physiotherapists - worked on Early Intervention Programs. Recreation Officers provided advice, training and support so that people could participate in recreation, leisure and sporting activities of their choice. Braille teachers and production assistants provided a wide range of reading materials in Braille. Library and audio production staff provided materials in alternate formats to clients.
Main beneficiary
People with disabilities
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
No

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 68
  • Part time employees: 54
  • Casual employees: 13
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 100
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 400

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
No

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$4,154,804.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$498,029.00
Revenue from government including grants
$6,739,935.00
Revenue from investments
$377,515.00
All other revenue
$0.00
Total revenue
$11,770,283.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$1,176,998.00
Total gross income
$12,947,281.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$9,643,217.00
Interest expenses
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
All other expenses
$5,172,410.00
Total expenses
$14,815,627.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$-1,868,346.00
Other comprehensive income
$179,409.00
Total comprehensive income
$-1,688,937.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$6,272,084.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$18,364,060.00
Total non-current assets
$18,364,060.00
Total assets
$24,636,144.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$2,818,575.00
Non-current loans payable
$26,676.00
Other non-current liabilities
$462,010.00
Total non-current liabilities
$488,686.00
Total liabilities
$3,307,261.00
Net assets/liabilities
$21,328,883.00
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Yes
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • Tasmania
  • 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?
No
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes