Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
The Oceania Project
ABN
73052470630

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Yes
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Small
Purposes of charity
Other: The Oceania Project was established in 1988 as a environmental and scientific organisation for the advancement of community education in the field of Cetacea (Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises) and the Ocean Environment.The organisations principal purpose is the protection and enhancement of Cetacea and the Ocean Environment through carrying on research, providing education and disseminating information.
Basic Religious Charity
No
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group
No

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Yes
Main activity
Research
General activities
  • Animal protection
  • Environmental activities
  • Higher education
  • Research
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Fieldwork for the long-term research on eastern Australian humpback was undertaken in Hervey Bay during September 2012 aboard the annual whale research expedition. Analysis and publication of research results continued throughout the 2012/2013 year. Lectures were given to Marine Mammal Science Students at Southern Cross University enrolled in 'BIO10185 - Marine Mammals: Biology and Conservation'. The public awareness and education program was sustained throughout the 2012/2013 year, with continued management, maintenance and updating of The Oceania Project, iWhales and Songlines websites and six social media outlets. Collaboration with Scientists from the Australian Marine Mammal Centre (AMMC), the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium (SPWRC) and the Southern Cross University Whale Research Group (SCUWRG) yielded new research of humpback whale feeding grounds in Antarctica. The Oceania Project again partnered with the Hervey Bay Community and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in undertaking the 'National Day of Action for the Humpback Whales'. Work continued with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) on the 'Humpback Whale ICON Project'. The number of Australian Communities involved in the annual program of activites for the Humpback Icons increased to sixty-seven. The Oceania Project conducted numerous TV, Newpaper, News Magazine and Radio interviews during the annual Humpback Whale Migration.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
No
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Volunteers: 25
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland

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

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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