Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Reef Check Foundation Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Environmental activities
General activities
Primary and secondary education
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Reef Check Australia believes in protecting reefs and oceans by empowering people. We are an innovative environmental charity dedicated to protecting to engaging the community in hands-on reef research and education. Our teams are part of a worldwide network of trained volunteers that regularly monitor and report on reef health in more than 90 countries using the standardised Reef Check scientific survey method. Our programs offer cost-effective solutions that empower communities to take an active role in understanding, managing and saving their local reef resources.Activities in 2014-15 included:-Collecting more than 550kg of rubbish from beaches and oceans across Queensland. We have also been part of the Clean Straddie Working Group, with more than 20 representatives working together to reduce coastal and marine debris on North Stradbroke Island through clean ups, data collection, source reduction initiatives and community education. -Reaching out to more than 10,000 people through community events and workshops about ways that everyone can take part in protecting their local environment.-Training volunteers in Reef Check monitoring methods, including snorkel-based protocols working with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation and SEQ Catchments in Moreton Bay.-Our volunteer survey teams collected data on 61 reef sites in Queensland.-We have continued to build on the REEFSearch program to engage more community members in learning about reefs
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 4
  • Volunteers: 50
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Queensland
  • Western 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.
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
2015 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement

Donations and bequests
Government grants
Other revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
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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