Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Bush Heritage Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Charity size
Purposes of charity
Other: Bush Heritage Australia secures and protects Australia's biodiversity and natural landscapes
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Environmental activities
General activities
  • Animal protection
  • Environmental activities
  • Research
  • Other
    • Engage volunteers; publish newsletters, scientific papers; fundraising activities, restore ecosystems, protect flora and fauna, partner with other organisations to achieve positive conservation outcomes.
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Bush Heritage: purchased 2 properties to increase the size, conservation value and ease of management of Reserves in Victoria and Tasmania entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Warddeken Land Management Ltd, Arnhem Land extended our contract to provide support for the 1.4 million ha Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area extended our contract with Balkanu Aboriginal Development Corporation, Cape York, to support implementation of the Healthy Country Plan that covers 250 000 ha. strengthened existing and emerging partnerships with traditional owners in all states maintained/expanded programs to control pest species on reserves with emphasis on Siam weed, Johnson and buffel grass, parkinsonia on Qld reserves; weeds and rabbits on NSW and Vic Reserves; and goats on NSW Reserves confirmed the occurrence of six additional threatened species on our reserves. undertook an eco-blitz on Naree Reserve to provide baseline ecological data, and on Charles Darwin Reserve to inform analysis of ecological progress saw 176 volunteers contribute over 16 000 hours of work either on our reserves or in our Melbourne office welcomed over 8000 new supporters improved safety systems, and planning and reporting systems participated in 22 scientific fora and published nine peer-reviewed scientific papers expanded opportunities for supporters to visit reserves. Details are in our latest Annual Report -
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • General community within Australia

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 47
  • Part time employees: 32
  • Volunteers: 20
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

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

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.