Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
World Animal Protection Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Previously known as WSPA Australia Limited
Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Animal protection
Main activities
Animal protection
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The principal activities of World Animal Protection Limited during the course of the 2017 financial year (January- December) were the promotion of effective means for the protection of animals and the implementation of projects for the prevention of cruelty and the relief of suffering of animals.During 2017, World Animal Protection undertook various initiatives to raise funds and support strategic campaigns across our four key priority areas, working to address animal suffering and cruelty to animals in communities, animals in the wild, animals in disasters and animals in farming.Under each priority area specific initiatives were undertaken as follows:Animals in Farming: Improving meat chicken welfare in Australia and around the world though input into the Poultry Standards and Guidelines along with a global petition against KFC. We launched a guide to high welfare Christmas hams to provide Australian consumers with ethical options to celebrate the festive season and met with Australian Pork Limited the industry body representing Australian pig farmers to discuss animal welfare. Supporters were also encouraged to write to their local MPs to end live export. We supported calls by the Productivity Commission to introduce an Australian Commission for Animal Welfare. Animals in the Wild: Calls for an end to whaling in the Southern Ocean were sent to the Japanese ambassador to Australia. A number of initiatives were developed to ensure that wild animals were not mistreated or abused in wildlife venues for tourists. Initiatives included working with NRMA, Qantas and Virgin airlines to stop the promotion of tourism venue, Dolphin Marine Magic on the NSW North Coast. We launched a comprehensive investigation and report entitled Dont get taken for a Ride, which highlighted the need for tourism companies to stop promoting venues where significant animal cruelty and abuse had been reported as well as educating tourists about the cruelty of wildlife tourist attractions through our Animal Friendly Tourist Guide. We also launched a report about the rising number of animal selfies being shared on Instagram which led to Instagram introducing a new policy that helps educate users about the cruelty that can be associated with wildlife selfies. Guides to see Australian land and sea animals in the wild were also launched. A beach clean and dive for marine debris were organised in Botany, Sydney to highlight the impact of ghost fishing gear on sea animals. We conducted research on wildlife entertainment venues in Bali that are visited by Australian tourists. Animals in Communities: We launched a Caring for you Dog guide to help Australians be better dog owners. Our work continued to end the inhumane culling of dogs through humane dog population management with vaccination and education drives in Kenya, Sierra Leone and Latin America. Animals in Disasters: As part of our disaster preparedness work we relaunched Protect Your Pet, as national campaign d
Main beneficiary
Other charities
Other beneficiaries
  • Animals are our main benefeciaries.
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
    • IND
    • IDN
    • MYS
    • PHL
    • THA
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 43
  • Part time employees: 3
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 31
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 200

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?

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
  • Queensland
  • 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
  • ACT fundraising number: 19000397
  • NSW fundraising number: 16458
  • QLD fundraising number: CP4913
  • SA fundraising number: CCP961
  • TAS fundraising number: F1A60
  • VIC fundraising number: 14043
  • WA fundraising number: CC21638