Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Alternative Technology Association Inc.

Section A: Charity Information

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

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Environmental activities
Main activities
Advocacy and civic activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a not-for-profit organisation that enables,represents and inspires people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. Established in1980, the ATA provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home tohouseholds, government and industry.We have helped thousands of households save money, reduce their environmental footprint andmake their homes more comfortable. ATA is well respected in our sector for our technicalexpertise, communications capacity and an informed membership.The ATA delivers in four main areas: Membership services. ATA has 14 active branches across Australia and over 6000 memberswho are actively creating a sustainable future in their own homes and communities. The ATAprovides an online and over the phone advice service for members, and member discounts fromthe ATA Webshop. Communications. ATA provides independent information on sustainable solutions though ourmagazines ReNew: technology for a sustainable future and Sanctuary: modern green homes, aswell as our websites and online tools, conducting Sustainable House Day and Speed date aSustainability Expert events, and promoting good news stories through mainstream and socialmedia. Advocacy & Projects. ATA advocates in government and industry arenas for policies thatsupport household sustainability. ATA conducts research into new and emerging technologies andassociated consumer behaviours. We also provide consultancy services based on our technicalexpertise in energy, water, transport and communications. International Projects. ince 2003, ATA has been working with East Timorese communities toprovide clean, renewable lighting and electricity. We have helped install solar lighting and powerto more than 1,800 homes, community centres, orphanages, schools and hospitals in remote ruralvillages. We have a strong commitment to capacity building and training and a focus on thepoorest rural communities.For more information see the ATA Annual Report:
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
Overseas communities or charities
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
  • Other Countries
    • TLS
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 5
  • Part time employees: 17
  • Casual employees: 4
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 18
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 1000

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
Special 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

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?
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number
VIC incorporated association number: A0017411T
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
VIC fundraising number: 13396