Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
NSW Wildlife Information Rescue And Education Service Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • W.I.R.E.S
  • WIRES Inc.
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Environmental activities
General activities
  • Animal protection
  • Emergency and relief
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
In the last financial year, WIRES provided rescue advice and assistance for over 69,000 animals. WIRES Rescue Office operated every day of the year, working with WIRES volunteers, partner vets, supporters and compassionate community members, to help tens of thousands of native animals, alleviating pain and saving lives. In 12 months WIRES also recruited 753 new volunteers, conducted 79 training courses and spent over $234,000 on food for wildlife in care. Dedicated to improving short and long term outcomes for native animals, WIRES is focused on helping more animals faster. For FY15 WIRES launched a free wildlife rescue app for the public which has now been downloaded by more than 10,000 users. It provides emergency rescue advice with the ability to report a rescue via the app and find the nearest vet. In FY15 WIRES also implemented a new rescue communications system, in use with over 1300 volunteers active for rescue, that has made it possible for WIRES to rescue more wildlife consistently faster than ever before, being able to contact instantly, every available volunteer in a specific area, trained to rescue each species
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Communities overseas
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • All ages
  • Unemployed persons

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 9
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 22
  • Volunteers: 2208
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
New South Wales

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2015 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
New South Wales

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Government grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income
Total gross income
Employee 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

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

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate