Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
National Stroke Foundation

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Stroke Foundation
Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Advocacy and civic activities
Main activities
  • Research
  • Other health service delivery
  • Social services
  • Grant-making activities
  • Other
    • We raise awareness of the causes of stroke and how to reduce the risk of having a stroke. To prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery, we develop best-practice guidelines, support hospitals and health professionals, and promote research. We advocate for and implement personal, community and government support services for stroke survivors and their families to reduce the distress caused by stroke.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. It is the leading cause of adult disability in Australia. With our supporters, 2017 set another record for free health checks delivered in Australias Biggest Blood Pressure Check, the launch of Australias first Mobile Stroke Unit (Stroke Ambulance) and government advocacy followed the delivery of a report showing a health care divide between city and regional areas delivering stroke care services. Research continues to be a cornerstone of the organisation with grants dispersed to health professionals and almost 28,000 stroke survivors and their families received the My Stroke Journey recovery guide. Support to thousands of stroke survivors to help them live well after stroke remains a core program. For more details, see our 2017 Annual Review at:
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 46
  • Part time employees: 31
  • Casual employees: 5
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 67
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 262

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Interest 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)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

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
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

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
  • ACT fundraising number: 19000254
  • NSW fundraising number: 16992
  • QLD fundraising number: CH1407
  • SA fundraising number: CCP2895
  • TAS fundraising number: F1A-65
  • VIC fundraising number: 12170.15
  • WA fundraising number: CC 20441