Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
The Macfarlane Burnet Institute For Medical Research And Public Health Ltd

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Burnet Institute
Charity size
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: CFN/23677
  • QLD fundraising number: CH1696
  • SA fundraising number: CCP2232
  • VIC fundraising number: 11937
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Main activities
  • Other health service delivery
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • International activities
International activities undertaken
Operating overseas including delivering programs
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
Burnet Institute operates in priority countries of Papua New Guinea and Myanmar and also undertakes programs to improve the health of vulnerable populations across the Asia and Pacific region and in Africa. Examples include maternal and newborn health; prevention, treatment and care of people at risk of HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis viruses or malaria.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Burnet activities aim to achieve better health for vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally by accelerating the translation of research, discovery and evidence into sustainable health solutions. Burnet Institute links laboratory-based research and field programs to improve health and develop tangible interventions such as new drugs vaccines and rapid diagnostic tests. It also helps build the capacity of vulnerable communities to address key health issues in a sustainable manner.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Overseas / outside of Australia
  • Other Countries
    • China
    • Fiji
    • Indonesia
    • Kenya
    • Lao People's Democratic Republic
    • Myanmar
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Thailand
    • Timor-Leste
    • Viet Nam
    • Zimbabwe
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Overseas communities or charities

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 250
  • Part time employees: 140
  • Casual employees: 45
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 334
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 2

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 January 2018 to 31 December 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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All other revenue
Total revenue
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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
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