Annual Information Statement 2017
Triratna Buddhist Community (Sydney) Incorporated
Section A: Charity Information
Other names charity is known by (such as trading name):
Sydney Buddhist Centre Vijayaloka Buddhist Retreat Centre
Basic Religious Charity:
Section B: Activities
Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Description of charity's activities and outcomes:
The Sydney Buddhist Centre pursues its aims through two venues: Sydney Buddhist Centre and Vijayaloka Retreat Centre. At the SBC the charity conducts classes and courses in meditation and study of Buddhism. Classes include free drop-in classes for newcomers to meditation as well as regular meditation and discussion groups on a donation basis. Structured courses are both at introductory and further-experienced levels, and have a fee charged at full and concession prices. Some of these activities are provided for trainees progressing toward ordination. At Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, the charitable association runs retreats over periods from weekends to three weeks in length, devoted to learning and practice in both meditation and Buddhism, as well as retreats for ordination trainees.
General community in Australia
- Youth - aged 15 to under 25
- Adults - aged 25 to under 65
- Adults - aged 65 and over
- Access to Buddhist teachings and practices are made available to anyone in the general population who wishes to take advantage of what is provided. People accessing the facilities offered may fall into several of the categories listed but may not necessarily be directly targetted by the programmes. For instance, disabled access is provided. There are also classes, courses and retreats for people in recovery from addictions.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period:
New South Wales
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
Section C: Human Resources
- Full time employees: 0
- Part time employees: 4
- Casual employees: 0
- Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 2
- Estimated number of volunteers: 40
Section D: Finance
Charity's 2017 reporting period:
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement:
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Comprehensive Income Statement summary
Donations and bequests:
Revenue from providing goods or services:
Revenue from government including grants:
Revenue from investments:
All other revenue:
Other income (for example, gains):
Total gross income:
Grants and donations made for use in Australia:
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia:
All other expenses:
Other comprehensive income:
Total comprehensive income:
Balance Sheet extract
Total current assets:
Total non-current assets:
Total current liabilities:
Total non-current liabilities:
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Section E: Annual report
Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number:
NSW incorporated association number: Y0374139
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?