Annual Information Statement 2019

Legal Name
Drug Policy Australia Limited

About the charity

Charity size
Fundraising online
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 2019 reporting period
  • NSW fundraising number: CFN/25297
  • VIC fundraising number: 13531-18
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2019 reporting period?
Main activity
Civic and advocacy activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
As a health promotion charity, we promote evidence-based drug policies and public health strategies to reduce the health risks, stigma and other harms resulting from the use of both licit and illicit drugs.

We did this by organising public forums and seminars about drug policy, disseminating public health information about safer drug practices, and making submissions to Government inquiries regarding drug policy.

We coordinated a street campaign for 'Support. Don't Punish' day - a Harm Reduction initiative that aims to reduce the stigma targeted at drug users and encourage access to health services for those in need.

We have coordinated a public forum connecting 12 other AOD organisations at the Melbourne Town Hall to discuss the issues raised in the international bestseller book by Johann Hari, regarding compassionate treatment for drug users.

We run a campaign in support of pill testing called ‘The Drug Laws Are Dangerous’ which involves street-level campaigning and public meetings. We also attended festivals and conducted street campaigns to promote community discussion on pill testing and provide information on safer practices relating to drug use at music events.

Our public events, advocacy and education activities promote harm-minimisation health practices around the use of both legal and illegal psychoactive substances to advance the prevention and control of the many diseases associated with the use alcohol and other drugs.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2019 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 2020 period?
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Families
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 3
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 20

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2019 reporting period
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Accounting method used in the 2019 reporting period

Income and Expenses

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