Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Polio Australia Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Other education
Main activities
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
At its 2014 Annual General Meeting and Strategic Planning Meeting, Polio Australias Board decided on five priorities to work towards over the next three years, as follows.Priority One: Education. Promoting enhanced knowledge and management of the Late Effects of Polio across the health and community sectors.Priority Two: Advocacy. Lobbying and advocating for recognition of and appropriate service provision for Australia's polio survivors.Priority Three: Capacity Building and Resources. Building resources - financial and human.Priority Four: Visibility. Creating positive visibility in the community.Priority Five: Partnership Development. Enhance external and internal relationships for mutually beneficial outcomes.To achieve these priorities in 2015-2016 we undertook these major activities:~ Formed a strategic partnership with Rotary District 9685 to run a series of eight Post-Polio Clinical Practice Workshops (education events) for health professionals across Sydney's northern region.~ Built, populated and launched a new website resource to capture details of polio survivors living in Australia today, the Australian Polio Register: Continued details planning for the first ever Australasia-Pacific Post-Polio Conference and confirmed the participation of post-polio specialist presenters and delegates from Australia, USA, Europe and Asia. The Conference will be held in September 2016.~ Participated in "Walk With Me" awareness-raising and fundraising activities in New South Wales, ACT and Queensland.~ Launched Polio Australia's Bequest Program.~ Commenced planning for a 7th annual Polio Health and Wellness Retreat.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 35

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
2016 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

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