Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
NSW Wildlife Information Rescue And Education Service Incorporated

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • W.I.R.E.S
  • WIRES Inc.
Charity size
Fundraising online
Is the charity an incorporated association?
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NSW incorporated association number: Y0116216
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
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NSW fundraising number: CFN/10170
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Animal protection
Main activities
  • Other education
  • Environmental activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
WIRES , NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Information Service has been rescuing and caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife for more than 30 years. In the last financial year WIRES has received more than 150,000 calls to our rescue line resulting in 80,000 animals being assisted . WIRES 28 branches and more than 2,500 volunteers service the community 365 days a year. Local fundraising efforts are focussed on providing animal food for rehabilitation and combined with support from WIRES we spent $251,129 on food for wildlife. In the last financial year we trained more than 785 people in rescue and immediate care of native animals and also 788 people in advanced species courses. WIRES has continued to invest in new technology to efficiently and flexibly communicate with all volunteers to improve outcomes for wildlife through a more rapid response.
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
Other beneficiaries
  • Wildlife

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 13
  • Part time employees: 7
  • Casual employees: 32
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 42
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 2665

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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