Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Arthritis Foundation Of Australia

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Arthritis Australia
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
  • ACT fundraising number: 19000329
  • NSW fundraising number: 13886
  • QLD fundraising number: CH1546
  • SA fundraising number: CCP2506
  • TAS fundraising number: F1A-487
  • VIC fundraising number: 14127
  • WA fundraising number: CC21879
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Civic and advocacy activities
Main activities
  • Other education
  • Research
  • Other health service delivery
  • Grant-making activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
• Provide support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families through our Arthritis Infoline and resources including information sheets, booklets and websites (, and
• Promote awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government, such as through our advocacy work including working on a National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis.
• Fund research through Arthritis Australia's National Research Program into potential causes and possible cures, as well as better ways to live with arthritis (read about recipients and their projects at
• Assist health professionals such as GPs, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses by providing quality information and resources.

Read about all our activities in our annual report at websites.
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?
Changes planned
We will continue to provide resources through booklets, websites, etc as well as fund research into arthritis. But in 2019 we are also developing a new online patient support program website for people with rheumatoid arthritis and will also be launching the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis funded by the Department of Health.
Main beneficiary
People with disabilities
Other beneficiaries
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)

Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 1.68
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 0

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 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
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
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Total non-current assets
Total assets
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Non-current loans payable
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