Overview

Charity details

Also known as
Bladder Cancer Awareness Australia
ABN
Address
765 Orrong Rd
Toorak VIC 3142
Australia
Address For Service email
Phone
Charity Size
Small
Who the charity helps
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Adults - aged 65 and over
Families
Financially disadvantaged people
People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
People with disabilities
Unemployed persons
Other charities
General community in Australia
Date established
2014
Last reported
6 February 2020
Next report due
31 January 2021
Financial Year End
30/06

Summary of activities

It is estimated more than 350 000 cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed annually around the world, with over 150 000 deaths. In Australian men, bladder cancer is the 8th most common cause of cancer. Patients and their loved ones often feel overwhelmed, anxious and scared after a diagnosis of cancer. On the 18th of December 2013, after a long and courageous fight, Michael Demkiw passed away from aggressive metastatic bladder cancer. He was only 66. Also having a history of prostate cancer, without any knowledge of bladder cancer, this Dad of six put the symptoms of this awful disease down to side effects from his prior prostate treatments, and when definitive management was sought for his bladder tumour, it turns out it was too late. Until then, no formal Bladder Cancer Awareness group in Australia existed, leaving many families without emotional or educational supports. It is on these grounds that the Demkiw sisters Stephanie and Zoe founded Australia’s first bladder cancer awareness group and charity in 2014. In doing so they aim to advance awareness, further education, support research and promote the prevention of BC in Australia. To date BCA has held social and sporting functions, both in person and online to raise awareness about Haematuria and BC as a relatively common yet unheard of cancer in Australia. Primarily funds raised from these events in 2018 have supported patients with terminal BC and their families, allowing them to tick items off their 'bucket list', while they are still well enough to do so.

Where the charity operates

States
VIC
TAS
NSW
QLD
WA
SA
ACT
NT

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2021 31 December 2021 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2021 31 December 2021 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2020 31 January 2021 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2020 31 January 2021 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 January 2020 6 February 2020
Financial Report 2019 No due date Not required - small
Annual Information Statement 2018 31 March 2019 28 March 2019
Financial Report 2018 No due date Not required - small
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 1 February 2018
Financial Report 2017 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2016 31 January 2017 16 January 2018
Financial Report 2016 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2015 31 January 2016 31 January 2016
Financial Report 2015 No due date Not required
Financial Report 2014 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2014 No due date Not required
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2013 No due date Not required

Documents

Title Date Reporting Year Download
Governing Document 24 October 2016 Download

People

Responsible People

The role of a 'Responsible Person' is an important one for registered charities. Generally, a charity's Responsible People are its board or committee members, or trustees.

History

The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing health 30 April 2014
Advancing education 30 April 2014
Advancing social or public welfare 30 April 2014
Institution whose principal activity is to promote the prevention or control of diseases in human beings (Health Promotion Charity)(HPC) 30 April 2014

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
30 April 2014 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.