Annual Information Statement 2020

Legal Name
Sober in the Country Ltd

About the charity

Charity size
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Is the charity a Basic Religious Charity?

Charity programs

Program name
The Bush Tribe - our safe, online, anonymous, non-judgemental peer network
Program classification
Health promotion
Program locations
Program operated online
Program beneficiaries
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Families
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • Victims of disaster
  • Females
  • Males
  • General community in Australia
Program website

Description of the charities activities and outcomes
The charity is reaching its overall mission and aims by:
- connecting isolated regional, remote and rural peers to each other and to resources in a safe, anonymous online space at our Bush Tribe platform
- providing real and education daily via our various social media channels (we regularly reached up to 100,000 people in our bigger posts in 2020 simply via organic reach)
- working alongside and collaborating with like-minded key national alcohol awareness bodies and providing a rural lived-experience voice to cross share
- getting our messaging around social inclusion and the link between mental health and alcohol awareness national through our ''OK2SAYNO'' campaign and creating national social impact.
- securing multi-year funding with support of key philanthropic organisations.
- working towards a national 'Sober in the Country' day in 2022

Human Resources

Employees and volunteers
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 1

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2020 reporting period
11 October 2019 to 30 June 2020
Accounting method used in the 2020 reporting period

Income and Expenses

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