Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Australian Society Of Soil Science Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Other education
Main activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Higher education
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Soil Science Australia continued to work towards it purposes of a) advancing and promoting the field of soil science by providing a link between soil scientists via seminars, lectures, events and field trips held by branches across Australia b) To further the expertise in soil science of members by training workshops where interested members of the public were welcome to attend. c) To be a forum for discussion on soil science and d) To increase government and community awareness of soil science by engagement with politicians and senior govt officials. e) To liaise and co-operate with other organisations in support of mutual interests especially the International Union Of Soil Science via the inter-congress meeting in Rio and the New Zealand Society of Soil Science Inc via the joint NZ Aust soil conference in Queenstown, f) To encourage research and extension in soil science by engaging with traditional science fora and also community events in conjunction with Stephanie Alexanders Kitchen Garden Foundation and Costa from Gardening Australia. g) To promote wise management of the soil resources throughout Australia and h) To provide such publications as may be considered desirable including the national soils calendar, profile newsletter and soil crumbs email bulletin to members. i) To provide funds on an annual basis to recognise merit in published research on soil science via awards and student bursaries. j) To encourage on-going professional development of soil scientists by means of the Certified Professional Soil Scientist accreditation programme. Over 60 events were held across Australia and the Society is indebted to members for their contributions throughout the year.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 45

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017
Accounting method used in the 2017 reporting period

Income Statement summary

Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
Other revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Other income (for example, gains)
Total income/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
Total expenses/payments
Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

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?