From the chair

This year has been unlike any we’ve ever experienced. We have experienced significant change; from our leadership, to our branding to the way we deliver our services. It’s been a time to reflect and to be grateful for the new opportunities, the successes and the wonderful new people who have joined our organisation this year.

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From the CEO

When we began this year we could never have imagined the environment we would find ourselves in. To say it’s been an enormous challenge for us all is understating it. But despite the turmoil that surrounded the second half of the year, we stayed true to what really mattered, and that is supporting people in our community.

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Our purpose is to support and inspire people living with low or no vision to live the life they want, with confidence.

  • 42,493 Total number of service hours delivered in WA
  • 5623 Total no of service hours delivered in Tasmania
  • 2 New services launched
  • 2853 People accessed our services across WA and Tasmania
  • Awards VisAbility was a finalist in 3 categories of the NDS WA awards – Excellence and Advocacy and Rights Promotion, Innovation and Leadership Excellence, Excellence in Innovation – Winner.


Our purpose is to ensure children, and their families, are not defined by the challenges they face, but emboldened by them.

  • 2088 Total number of service hours
  • Over 4,500 Toys in Toybox library
  • 106 Dog assisted therapy hours
  • 3 New programs launched
  • Bazza’s dog vlog Bazza's dog vlog was launched during Covid19

Guide Dogs WA & Tasmania

Our purpose is to enable people who are blind or vision impaired to be safe and independent in their communities.

  • 67 Working dogs in WA
  • 25 Working dogs in Tasmania
  • 28 New pups
  • 196 Puppy raising and boarding volunteers
  • 16 Dogs graduated
  • 647 Aftercare visits
  • $6,323,142 Fundraising income raised
  • 89 Number of fundraising events
  • 1060 No of Collection Dog sites

EverAbility Group

Our vision is inclusion and independence for all.

  • 164 Number of employees
  • 321 Number of volunteers
  • 62 Number of students we supported
  • Staff satisfaction rating Covid19's impact was felt by all staff, in their personal and professional lives, and this was reflected in our annual staff survey. We listened and supported staff during this difficult time through regular employee pulse surveys, Zoom catch ups and CEO update emails.


Treasurer's report

The combination of our tireless volunteers and widespread community engagement, both financially and in-kind, allow us to continue to meet and exceed our vision every day.  Read the full report.

Statement of financial position
Total Assets$27,262,447
Total Liabilities$3,662,948
Net Assets$23,599,499
Total Equity$23,599,499

The financial summary should be read in conjunction with the accompany notes set out on annual Audited Financial Statements.

Statement of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income
Total Revenue$19,037,367
Other Comprehensive Income$(223,604)
Total Expenses$18,392,835

Our Supporters

We couldn't do what we do, without the generosity of our incredible supporters - thank you!

Gifts in Wills and Major Supporters TAS

  • Aurora Energy
  • Beverley Mullany
  • Bruce Wall Trust
  • Eleanor Mary Trethewie
  • Fairbrother Foundation
  • Isyabell Weir
  • Jack Lindus
  • John Alexander Joseph Stranaghan
  • John Watt Robertson
  • Leonie Bowen Ransom
  • Mac40 Music
  • Manions Coaches
  • Margaret Ann Cooper
  • Margaret Elaine Parissons
  • Mary Jane Slover
  • Mary Wighton
  • Melvie Mary Bennett
  • Montrose Veterinary Centre
  • Neil Clifford Ashdown
  • O’Driscoll Coaches
  • Peppers Silo Hotel
  • RACT
  • RF and RE Cane Charitable Trust
  • Specsavers
  • Sylvia Irene Barter
  • Tasmanian Perpetual Wealth Limited – Hart Memorial Trust
  • Tasmanian Perpetual Wealth Limited - Henry Abbott Trust
  • Tasmanian Perpetual Wealth Limited – Louis M Shoobridge
  • Tasmanian Perpetual Wealth Limited - Maud Creasey Trust
  • Tasmanian Perpetual Wealth Limited - William H Schuetz Trust
  • Tassielink
  • TG & JM Matthews Foundation
  • The Public Trustee - Bourke Memorial Trust
  • Willie Smith Cider Makers
  • Wobbly Boot Vineyard

Puppy Partners TAS

  • Mrs Bridgett Stott
  • Mrs Barbara Self

Puppy Partners WA

  • Allan and Jennie Brown
  • Bryce & Fae Burrows
  • Bunbury Ladies Auxiliary
  • Central Park Plunge – Team 2019
  • Henry & Malita Ronchi
  • Ivan Halbert
  • Jean Arkley
  • Jean Bladen Foundation
  • John & Janet Hughan
  • Major Holdings
  • McCusker Charitable Foundation
  • Perth Upmarket
  • Peter & Kerry Fleay
  • Richards & White families
  • Specsavers
  • Steinepreis Paganin
  • The late Maureen Mezger
  • The late Mr Terry Hillman
  • The late Ms Anne Kent
  • The late Ms Evelyn Oats
  • The late Ms Ruth Ahern
  • The late Trish Williams
  • The All Ford Day
  • The Young family
  • Thelma Stewart
  • Think Fragile X Foundation
  • Wheatley Family Foundation

National Partners

  • ADVANCE™ Expert Pet Nutrition™
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health – NEXGARD®, HEARTGARD30®PLUS AND PARAGARD® and canine vaccines
  • Coles
  • Dimple Optics
  • flybuys
  • Greenstone Financial Services
  • KONG Company
  • PAW by Blackmores®
  • PETstock Assist

Local Partners

  • Cottesloe Vet
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Perth Upmarket
  • Australis Coffee