Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
TEAR Australia

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Tearfund
  • Tearfund Australia
Charity size
Fundraising online
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: 17119
  • QLD fundraising number: CH1518
  • SA fundraising number: CCP2785
  • TAS fundraising number: FIA-48
  • VIC fundraising number: 1079815
  • WA fundraising number: CC20422
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Emergency and relief
  • Economic, social and community development
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
Across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, TEAR Australia enables people to overcome poverty by equipping them to lead their own development initiatives. We do this in partnership with local Christian development organisations, supporting them as they walk alongside the poorest and most marginalised people in their communities.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
By working in partnership, TEAR Australia is a catalyst for extraordinary change.
Through one partner in Kabul, we enable women fleeing violence to earn a living; in Burma, we can save the lives of infants through improved nutrition and health care; in Ethiopia we are mobilising communities to improve their water supply and get their children into school. Our partners are the ‘hands and feet’ of our work - Christians who are responding to the needs of their poor in their own context. As local people, they are also in the position to address the injustices (such as racial, religious or disability discrimination, gender inequality, and corruption) that cause poverty.
For more details on TEAR's work go to
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Overseas / outside of Australia
  • Other Countries
    • Afghanistan
    • Bangladesh
    • Cambodia
    • Ethiopia
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Lao People's Democratic Republic
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Nepal
    • Pakistan
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Solomon Islands
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Sudan
    • Uganda
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
Overseas communities or charities
Other beneficiaries
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People with disabilities
  • Victims of disaster

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 24
  • Part time employees: 34
  • Casual employees: 17
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 40
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 934

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?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Type of organisation
My charity is a charitable fundraising organisation
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
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