Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Australian Committee For UNICEF Limited

About the charity

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: 10138
  • QLD fundraising number: CH1495
  • SA fundraising number: CCP3088
  • TAS fundraising number: F1A-45
  • VIC fundraising number: 10206
  • WA fundraising number: CC20258
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Other health service delivery
  • Emergency and relief
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Advocacy and civic activities
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
UNICEF Australia directs funding to international programs designed to protect and
advance the welfare and rights of children.

Our global contribution includes distributing funds to UNICEF programs which deliver positive outcomes for children's nutrition, health, education, social inclusion, sanitation and support environments where children are protected and included. UNICEF Australia also directs funding to support humanitarian action in emergencies where children are especially vulnerable to disease, malnutrition and violence.

Our regional contribution across the East Asia & Pacific region is focused on water, sanitation and hygiene; early childhood development; child survival and child protection programs. To expand our impact across these thematic areas, UNICEF Australia works in collaboration with the Australian Government and private sector to mobilise additional resources for UNICEF programs and improve their effectiveness.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
UNICEF Australia's contribution to children increased to $18.9 million (2017: $17.3 million) with a greater proportion of funds being directed to local and regional activities.

Community Education expenditure rose to $2.3 million (2017: $1.5 million) in line with our strategic priority to elevate our voice and better engage with our supporters. The increase reflects additional investment in the Young Ambassador program which provides young people across Australia with a platform to speak up for children's rights and follows a national consultation of over 500 children and young people which identified 191 recommendations and culminated in the Children's Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF Australia's investment in directly supported programs across the East Asia & Pacific region grew from $4.0 million (2017) to $6.5 million (2018) reflecting the additional funding received from DFAT for these activities.

UNICEF Australia's contribution to global programs reduced with reduced funding for humanitarian action in emergencies; down from $3.9 million (2017) to $2.8 million (2018) as the nutrition crises across South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria abated following distribution of $2.5 million in funds in 2017. Nonetheless, in 2018, UNICEF Australia directed $9.4 million to support global programs designed to ensure children survive and thrive.
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
  • Overseas / outside of Australia
  • Other Countries
    • Bangladesh
    • Bolivia
    • Plurinational State of
    • Brazil
    • Cambodia
    • China
    • Fiji
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Jordan
    • Kiribati
    • Lao People's Democratic Republic
    • Malawi
    • Myanmar
    • Pakistan
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Solomon Islands
    • South Sudan
    • Timor-Leste
    • Vanuatu
    • Yemen
    • Zimbabwe
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
Early childhood - aged under 6
Other beneficiaries
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Overseas communities or charities

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 53
  • Part time employees: 11
  • Casual employees: 1
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 62
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 13

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
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
Western Australia

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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Balance Sheet extract

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