Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Arthritis Foundation Of Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Arthritis Australia
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Other education
Main activities
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • Grant-making activities
  • Other health service delivery
  • Other
    • Development of education resources
Estimated percentage of charity's grant funding that was
  • Granted through a public or open application process, or similar: 65%
  • Part of multi-year grants: 35%
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Provided support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends through our Helpline and resources including information booklets and information sheets (including information in 10 different languages) Promoted awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government, such as through our advocacy report Counting the cost: the current and future burden of arthritis (read more at and through our campaign this year called Speak Up 4 Arthritis Funded research through our National Research Program into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis (read about the 2016 recipients and their projects at health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed, such as through the information on our websites (including,, and about all our 2015-16 activities in our annual report at
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Females
  • Males
  • 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
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • Families
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • People with disabilities
Did the charity provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the 2016 reporting period?
Does the charity intend to provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the next reporting period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 5
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Casual employees: 1

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from government including grants
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
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities