Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Guide Dogs Association Of SA & NT Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Guide Dogs SA/NT
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Social services
General activities
  • Aged care activities
  • Civic and advocacy activities
  • Social services
  • Other health service delivery
  • Other
    • (1) Dog Services - Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Pets As Therapy Dogs. ;(2) Vision Services - Orientation and Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Low Vision, Neurological Vision, Education and Support, Falls Prevention, Childrens Services. ;(3) Hearing Services - Assistive Technology/Workplace Equipment, Specialised Smoke Alarm Service, Education and Support Services, Lip-Reading Services. ;(4) Sensory Services - Case Management, Needs Assessment and Support Plans, Problem Solving and Advocacy, Support for Families and Carers, Community Development and Education. ;(5) Counselling - Short-term, goal focussed Counselling Service. ;(6) Education - Australias first interactive vision and hearing education facility offers a rare insight into the challenges of living with vision and hearing loss. ;(7) Advocacy - Guide Dogs works to support and defend the rights of people with a sensory impairment. We advocate on behalf of our clients to ensure that all
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Through our services and expertise we aim to enhance the quality of life of individuals living with disability and families of children living with Autism. Our services meet the needs presented over the course of a lifetime from life skills for children, to study and employment, and the transition to independent living and ongoing support for older Australians.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • All ages
  • People with disabilities
  • Other
    • Our services and activities are designed to improve the quality of life of people living with sensory disability and of families of children with autism. Guide Dogs also provide services for individuals dealing with additional conditions such as depression, mental health issues and social isolation due to their vision and/or hearing impairment. Our award winning Discovery Centre helps school, corporate and community groups with the preventative measures of vision and hearing loss.

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 52
  • Part time employees: 25
  • Casual employees: 6
  • Volunteers: 378
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Northern Territory
  • South Australia

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
  • Northern Territory
  • South Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2015 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Government grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income
Total gross income
Employee 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

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

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate