Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers_ACNC Group

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 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 400,000 volunteer/participant hours, planted more than 500,000 trees ? propagated more than 400.000 plants ready for planting removed weeds from over 50,000 hectares and collected 381 tonnes of rubbish conducted 1,750 environmental surveys. run 969 community participation events and 62 activities involving the sharing of indigenous knowledge. Our One Reef program works 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 continued as a provider of the Federal Government Green Army Program in 2016/2017, supporting 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.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Unemployed persons
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 166
  • Part time employees: 25
  • Casual employees: 74
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 263
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 6596

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?

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?