Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
United Christian Broadcasters Australia Limited

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Vision Christian Store
  • Vision Radio Network
  • The Word for Today
  • United Christian Broadcasters Australia
  • Vision Christian Media
  • Vision Christian Radio
  • Vision Christian Prayer
  • Vision Christian Tours
  • Vision180
  • UCB Australia
  • Word4U2Day
  • PrayForMe
  • UCBDirect
  • Harvest Ministries Australia
  • Our Church Bookstore
Charity size
Fundraising online
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
  • NSW fundraising number: CFN/24749
  • QLD fundraising number: CP6148
  • TAS fundraising number: C/10600
  • VIC fundraising number: FR-000015141
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Culture and arts
Main activities
Religious activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
There is much evidence to show how our activities are achieving our charitable purpose;
- The establishment of facilities, infrastructure and teams
- The continual and ongoing production of many forms of media content that promotes participation in and understanding of the Christian faith
- The establishment of numerous distribution mechanisms to take that content to the marketplace, including a national radio transmission network of over 700 sites established with potential audience reach of over 10 million people
- Over eight million daily devotional magazines printed
- Tens of millions of content driven email communications
- The production and distribution of over half a million individual Christian resource items (books, DVDs etc)
- Two separate digital (online) radio streams targeting different demographics
- Numerous podcasts
- Numerous websites and mobile apps with combined usage (“hits”) exceeding ten million
- The establishment of support services
- Numerous partnerships with other organisations and individuals aligned with our purpose
- The regular promotion of events aligned with our charitable purpose, including music, arts, educational and other areas
- A significant number of testimonial stories from the public showing the high value of our activities in their lives - these are received on a daily basis
- The high level of demand for our services
- An increasing level of support from the public
- Independent qualitative surveys
The driver behind all of our growth and activities can be summed up as “Trusted Christian Media for Every Australian” and we continue to work toward that aim.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 46
  • Part time employees: 17
  • Casual employees: 5
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 57
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 585

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Type of organisation
My charity is a charitable fundraising organisation
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
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Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
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