Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Main activities
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Social services
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
RFDS Tasmania's vision is to improve the health outcomes for all Tasmanians with a specific focus on rural and remote areas.During the past 12 months, RFDS Tasmania has expanded its service delivery with the provision of new primary health programs and the establishment of a non-emergency patient transport service.Primary Health Tasmania commissioned RFDS Tasmania and a consortium of local government councils to deliver improved health putcomes for people living in the municipalities of Dorset, Break O Day, Glamorgan Spring Bay, George Town and Flinders Island.The primary health care program is designed to address chronic health conditions in rural and remote areas, including mental illness, cardio vascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dementia. The services are delivered to both individuals and the community by Rural Health Workers, Physical Health Workers and Mental Health Workers. The program is supported by Primary Health Tasmania under the Primary Health Network's program an Australian Government initiative.In April 2017, the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP announced national funding to provide eligible residents living in rural and remote communities across Australia with increased dental services to tackle the disparity that exists between the city and the bush.The Commonwealth-funded dental outreach program has since been established in Tasmania and sits under the banner of Mobile Dental Care. The program is designed to focus on those rural and remote communities that are currently unable to access existing services. It is being provided within a flexible service structure and delivered in communities of disadvantage across the state.RFDS Tasmania has also established a new non-emergency road patient transport services for low acuity patients across Tasmania. The service is an integral part of the health care system and designed to moved patients from home to hospital, between hospitals, to specialist medical appointments and in addition for domestic and aged care facility transfers.Mobile Patient Care will be integrated with RFDS aeromedical services to provide a seamless transition from bed to bed across Australia with minimal disruption whilst maintaining the continuity of patient care.
Main beneficiary
People in rural/regional/remote communities
Other beneficiaries
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 9
  • Part time employees: 10
  • Casual employees: 6
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 15
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 15

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Interest 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)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

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
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?

Section E: Annual report

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

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?