Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
World Animal Protection Limited

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Previously known as WSPA Australia Limited
Charity size
Fundraising online
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period
  • ACT fundraising number: 19000397
  • NSW fundraising number: 16458
  • QLD fundraising number: CP4913
  • SA fundraising number: CCP3129
  • TAS fundraising number: FIA-60
  • VIC fundraising number: 14043
  • WA fundraising number: CC21638
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Animal protection
Main activities
International activities
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
We transfer funds to World Animal Protection International office. They use these funds to support and deliver programs for animals in disaster, animals in communities, animals in farming and animals in the wild globally. We also occasionally contract staff in other countries to perform project work for us.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The principal activities of World Animal Protection Limited during the course of the 2018 financial year (January- December) were the promotion of effective means for the protection of animals and the implementation of projects for the prevention of cruelty and the relief of suffering of animals.

During 2018, World Animal Protection undertook various initiatives to raise funds and support strategic campaigns across our four key priority areas, working to address animal suffering and cruelty to animals in communities, animals in the wild, animals in disasters and animals in farming.
Under each priority area specific initiatives were undertaken as follows:

Animals in Farming: Improving meat chicken welfare in Australia and around the world though input into the Poultry Standards and Guidelines along with a global petition against KFC. We launched a guide to high welfare Christmas hams to provide Australian consumers with ethical options to celebrate the festive season. We succeeded in getting Aldi to provide information about the animal welfare standards used in its supply chains on its website, and got Primo – Australia’s largest smallgoods manufacturer – to agree to provide more information about the country of origin of its imported pork products so that consumers can avoid buying pork from countries with low welfare standards.
Animals in the Wild: We prepared a report on Balinese wildlife entertainment venues. Ahead of its launch we approached Qantas, Flight Centre and Helloworld, all of whom were promoting venues named in the report and other elephant riding venues in other countries, and they agreed to remove elephant riding from their websites. We also continued to work with Dolphin Marine Magic – now named Dolphin Marine Conservation Park – to progress the plans for a sea sanctuary.

Animals in Communities: Our work continued to end the inhumane culling of dogs through humane dog population management with vaccination and education drives in Kenya, Sierra Leone and Latin America.

Animals in Disasters: We supported the efforts by our international organisation to protect pets caught up in disasters.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Overseas / outside of Australia
  • Other Countries
    • New Zealand
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Animals in disaster, Animals in farming and Animals in the wild.

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 30
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 33
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 178

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Type of organisation
My charity is a charitable fundraising organisation
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
Western Australia

Income and Expenses

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