Charity details

Address For Service email
Charity Size
Who the charity helps
Youth - 15 to under 25
People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
Overseas communities or charities
Financially disadvantaged people
Early childhood - aged under 6
Children - aged 6 to under 15
Adults - aged 65 and over
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Date established
Last reported
13 June 2021
Next report due
30 June 2022
Financial Year End

Summary of activities

Our work on the Save the Sepik campaign aims to stop a large-scale extractive mining project, the Frieda River mine, from destroying the Sepik River, one of the least developed areas in Papua New Guinea and home to approximately 430,000 people who depend almost entirely on the river’s water systems and the forests for their cultural and spiritual practices, and their lives and livelihoods. The mine project is run by Frieda River Ltd, a subsidiary of PanAust a Chinese-owned, Australian registered and incorporated company. The Stop Lynas campaign which Aid Watch contributes to opposes Australian rare earth corporation, Lynas Corporation, for imposing the world’s largest rare earth refinery on Malaysians with no social licence to operate. AID/WATCH has joined a growing international movement calling for a transformative climate justice transition. This work has helped us achieve some of our key aims including ensuring that: • aid projects and development programs are designed to protect the environment and associated human rights of local communities in countries that receive Australian aid. • aid and development projects and programs incorporate the principles of ecologically sustainable development. • there is respect for the rights of indigenous people and a recognition of their expertise in ecological management. • there is a halt to structural adjustment programs that contribute to environmental degradation and dislocate or damage the poorest populations.

Charity programs

Program name Classification
Save the Sepik River and its People Environmental justice
Stop Lynas Campaign Environmental justice
BEYOND MINING Environmental justice

Where the charity operates

Papua New Guinea

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2022 30 June 2023 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2022 30 June 2023 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2021 30 June 2022 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2021 30 June 2022 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2020 30 June 2021 13 June 2021
Annual Information Statement 2020 30 June 2021 13 June 2021
Financial Report 2019 31 August 2020 8 June 2020
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 August 2020 8 June 2020
Financial Report 2018 30 June 2019 30 June 2019
Annual Information Statement 2018 30 June 2019 30 June 2019
Annual Information Statement 2017 30 June 2018 6 January 2018
Financial Report 2017 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2016 30 June 2017 26 April 2017
Financial Report 2016 No due date 26 April 2017
Annual Information Statement 2015 30 June 2016 14 December 2016
Financial Report 2015 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2014 30 June 2015 24 July 2015
Financial Report 2014 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2013 30 June 2014 1 April 2014
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required


Title Date Reporting Year Download
Governing Document 17 December 2016 Download


The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing the natural environment 1 January 2014
Purposes beneficial to the general public that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to, or within the spirit of, any of the other charitable purposes 1 January 2014
Advancing public debate (promoting or opposing a change to any matter established by law, policy or practice in the Commonwealth, a state, territory or another country) 1 January 2014
2012 Another purpose beneficial to the community 3 December 2012 31 December 2013

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
3 December 2012 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.