Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Bicycles For Humanity Melbourne Australia

About the charity

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

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Employment and training
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
collection of used bikes in Australia and funds to ship the bikes overseas to developing countries
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Bicycles for Humanity Chapters globally, endeavour to collect unwanted and abandoned bicycles, which would otherwise go to landfill or rust away in garages. Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne gives donated bicycles a new life through sustainable initiatives empowering communities both locally and across communities in Africa. Where donated bicycles aren’t deemed suitable for African roads, our partner organisations like Second Chance Cycles, support repairs and resale, with all profits used to buy shipping containers to transport suitable bicycle donations and tools.
Through charitable partnerships with organisations, and with the support of our many unbelievable volunteers, Bicycles for Humanity raises vital funds to ship bicycle donations to developing countries. Many of the bicycles are donated to health care workers and to schools. The shipping containers are repurposed to serve as community bicycle workshops, providing economic opportunity through affordable bicycle sales and employment in bicycle mechanics. Funds raised through sales are used to provide wages, buy spare parts and tools to repair and extend the lifecycle of each bicycle.
100% of all money raised through donations, are used to deliver sustainable transport opportunities, bicycles and tools into the hands of those who need them most. Today, we are part of one of the largest global movements, providing the gift of mobility through bicycles. Our sustainable volunteer model ensures that not a single cent is spent on any overhead or staffing costs. Through the incredible skill set both here and in the developing world, we are proud to look back at over a decade managing successful bicycle recycling projects, growing positive change through basic transportation
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
  • Victoria
  • Overseas / outside of Australia
  • Other Countries
    • Namibia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
Overseas communities or charities

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 70

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Accounting method used in the 2018 reporting period

Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
Other revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Other income (for example, gains)
Total income/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
Total expenses/payments
Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet Extract

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Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites