Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
St John Ambulance Australia (N.S.W.)

About the charity

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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: 20364
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Main activities
  • Other education
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Emergency and relief
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) has been operating in NSW for over 130 years with the primary mission of saving lives through first aid.

Everything the group does is ultimately directed towards its mission. The surplus achieved through all of the commercial and fundraising activities goes directly to supporting our community programs including free First Aid training for primary school students, leadership development programs for our volunteers and cadets and to providing crucial first responder and health services for local and state community events.

In 2018 we achieved our mission by:
• Community education: Our dedicated team of trainers and support staff educated over 65,825 people in first aid in 2018, empowering them with the practical skills and confidence to save a life in the event of an emergency.
• First Aid in Schools: We trained over 13,000 primary school aged children in the basics of First Aid in 2018. Delivered at no cost to schools or parents, this program has reached over 80,000 children in New South Wales. Each of these young people are bringing First Aid into their homes while encouraging and engaging others to participate.
• Community Engagement: Our First Aid Force community engagement vehicle was able to connect with over 3,600 young people at schools and community events training them in crucial First Aid skills including CPR, burns and bleeds management, how to use a defibrillator and the treatment of sprains and strains.
• Providing access to life saving equipment: we helped provide vital first aid equipment that went into family homes, schools, workplaces and community areas. In 2018 2,103 lifesaving defibrillators and 83,566 first aid kits were sold across New South Wales contributing to a safer environment for all.
• Building safer communities: Our 3,368 volunteers delivered First Aid services at 5,377 large and small public gatherings across the state, helping 14,133 people and providing 153,939 hours of service to the community. We support these inspirational volunteers by providing them with the best training, equipment and volunteering environment to ensure they remain the standard bearers for event health services in the state. We thank each one of our volunteers for sacrificing so much of their time for the New South Wales community.
• Improving health outcomes: Our volunteer first aiders, responders and health care professionals treated 13,131 patients in 2018 who did not require subsequent transfer to hospital, improving patient outcomes and diverting a significant number of potential patients from emergency departments across the state.
• We are incredibly proud of our 748 youth members who, through our youth development programs, learn not only life saving First Aid skills that help make their communities safer but also develop leadership and communication skills while making long lasting friendships.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
New South Wales
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 85
  • Part time employees: 9
  • Casual employees: 43
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 98.70
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 3368

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
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Special purpose financial statements
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Income and Expenses

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