Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
The Royal Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals; New South Wales

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Animal protection
Main activities
  • Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
  • Social services
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
RSPCA NSW has Australia's largest squad of law enforcement officers dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and promoting protection. We have teams who drive Animal Ambulances, transporting animals to receive emergency veterinary treatment and specialised care, as well as teams that provide both animals and people with opportunities to socialise and grow. All of our rescue and rehabilitation programs aim to give animals a second chance at life at their own pace and in their own time.Our shelters provide the best possible care to neglected, unwanted, sick or injured animals. We assist with the care of animals owned by the homeless, elderly, socially isolated and domestic violence victims. Our twenty seven volunteer branches state-wide play a vital role in foster care, rehoming, desexing programs and fundraising initiatives. While most of the animals are adopted through our shelters, many are adopted through Care Centres, volunteer branches and our partnership with Petbarn. With our four veterinary hospitals we provide much needed medical care to a full cross section of all species in the animal kingdom. These facilities are open to the public and are spread strategically across the state. Fees from our veterinary hospital clients go directly back into the organisation to assist with the funding required to provide invaluable care and support for stray and surrendered animals who are injured, sick or have been victims of cruelty. Our Community Outreach and Education division is pivotal to RSPCA NSW's vision of preventing cruelty to animals. RSPCA NSW is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code:70238), and offers accredited and non-accredited training to staff, members of the animal care sector and the general public on pet-related topics. We believe that strong bonds between people and their pets make for stronger communities. To this end RSPCA NSW has ongoing programs which include: - Community Aged Care Program which provides support for pet care for elderly pet owners and palliative care patients of any age;- Community Domestic Violence Program which assists victims of domestic violence by providing care and accommodation for the pets of these victims thereby alleviating the stressful environment for both the pet owner and the pet;- Community Homelessness Program provides support for homeless pet owners who might otherwise have to surrender their pets by providing temporary foster accommodation or pet boarding as well as financial assistance in veterinary treatment and any impound fees;- Indigenous Community Animal Health Program focuses on improving the health and safety of Aboriginal children and families in remote communities by improving the health and welfare of their companion animals through veterinary services and education relating to animal and human health and wellbeing;- Youth and Community Programs conduct human service workshops for workers to equip them with information and strategies about managing anima
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Our principal beneficiaries are animals.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
New South Wales
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 356
  • Part time employees: 123
  • Casual employees: 36
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 405
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 1100

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
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?

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
NSW incorporated association number: 1494
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?