Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Australian Trust For Conservation Volunteers

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Environmental activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Conservation Volunteers Australias purpose is to attract and manage volunteers to participate in projects that protect and enhance the environment. Across Australia over the past year we have: undertaken 1.3 million volunteer hours, planted more than 1 million trees collected 6 tonnes of native seeds for propagationremoved weeds from over 56,600 hectares and collected 596 tonnes of rubbish built and maintained 233 km of walking tracks delivered 2,031 environmental surveys. Of particular note was our Corporate Tree Planting Challenge in celebration of World Environment Day on Friday the 3rd June, with over 30 teams participating across Australia and New Zealand. With teams competing to plant the greatest amount of native grasses, shrubs and trees as they could within a two hour time limit, the day resulted in more than 12,000 native species planted.Conservation Volunteers Australia works to raise awareness across the community of the plight of threatened species. Our Wild Futures program is aimed at bringing back from the brink of extinction, thirteen threatened species across Australia, and support the conservation of many other species, including the Carnabies in the west, the Eastern Barred Bandicoots in the east, Marine Turtles in the north, and the Swift Parrots in the South.Through the support of the FAUNA Research Alliance, our Rewilding program is working towards reintroducing threatened wildlife, building of a renowned desert conservation centre, work across landscapes to recreate functional desert ecosystems, nurture an engaged community dedicated to sharing knowledge and creating a hub of participatory, hands-on learning. Our One Reef program was established to improve water quality and ecosystem function of Queenslands wetlands, waterways and catchments through practical on-ground action, community engagement and education, with Community Conservation Hubs in Cairns, Townsville, Gladstone and Mackay.The Wetlands Catchments and Coasts program seeks to protect and enhance coasts, waterways, catchments and wetlands working with NRM and landcare communities. The project includes activities to restore, rehabilitate and conserve wetlands catchments and coasts, through the delivery of on-ground practical action, education, training, community engagement and volunteering. Conservation Volunteers Australia continues as a provider of the Federal Government Green Army Program, for young Australians aged 17-24 years who want to participate in projects in their local communities with a focus on environment or heritage conservation. Participants in the Green Army Program have the opportunity to do accredited training modules to help prepare them for the workforce or improve their career opportunities. Green Army project activities include restoring native vegetation, rejuvenating wetlands and rivers, protecting animal habitats and conserving Indigenous heritage places.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Females
  • Males
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • Unemployed persons

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 261
  • Part time employees: 1061
  • Casual employees: 44
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 11254

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General 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?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

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