Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Visability Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Guide Dogs WA
  • Association for the Blind of WA Inc
  • Guide Dogs Tasmania
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Other health service delivery
General activities
  • Aged care activities
  • Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
  • Social services
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Professional staff worked across the State to provide individualised home-based services and offer support and training to help people to build confidence and lead fulfilling and independent lives.Social workers offered counselling, support, information and advice that assisted people to come to terms with the emotional impact of vision loss. Occupational therapists offered support and training in daily living skills ranging from household management to personal care. They also provided advice and special equipment to help people who are blind or vision impaired live independently.Orientation & Mobility Instructors offered training for people to travel safely and independently through their environment. This included the use of special aids including white canes. Guide Dog Instructors trained Guide Dog puppies, worked with Guide Dogs, and supported Guide Dog owners.Specialist staff for children - including a Speech Pathologist, Developmental Psychologist and Paediatric Physiotherapist - worked particularly on the Early Intervention Program.Recreation Officers provided advice, training and support so that people could participate in recreation, leisure and sporting activities of their choice.Braille teachers and production assistants provided a wide range of reading materials in Braille. Library and audio production staff provided materials in alternate formats to clients.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • People with disabilities
  • Veterans and/or their families
  • Unemployed persons

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 59
  • Part time employees: 38
  • Casual employees: 16
  • Volunteers: 250
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
Western Australia

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

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
Western Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2015 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
Western Australia

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Government grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income
Total gross income
Employee 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

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

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate