Variety Queensland Inc

Also known as “Variety - the Children's Charity of Queensland”, Variety Queensland Inc is a large-scale charity established in 1996. Their main activity is registered as grant-making activities primarily serving general community in australia.

Variety empowers Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live laugh and learn. Our vision is for all Australian children to reach their full potential regardless of ability or background. In 2019, Variety Queensland gave 6,523 Aussie kids a fair go through grants of equipment and services, Variety Heart Scholarships, programs and experiences. We provided 97 grants of equipment and services to provide practical help to kids and organisations in need. These grants help children gain independence and social inclusion by providing mobility equipment, Variety Sunshine Coaches, communications equipment, and educational supplies. We awarded 27 Variety Heart Scholarships of up to $5,000 per year per child in the areas of sports, arts and education. These scholarships fund lessons/coaching, uniforms, equipment and travel fees to help children with an identified talent to achieve their dreams. We delivered programs including the Variety Kids Sports Camp, which gave 25 kids with disabilities the opportunity to try 9 different sports with the help of mentors and Paralympians, as well as the Variety Kids Choir, which provides an inclusive all-abilities opportunity to sing and have fun. We delivered a variety of engaging and joyful experiences to kids in need and their families, including the annual Variety Special Children's Christmas Party and Variety Sea of Smiles, which gives kids with a disability the opportunity to experience water sports including jet skiing.

Variety Queensland Inc

Who They Help

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • People with disabilities
  • Victims of disaster
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • General community in Australia



Total employee expenses: $1,207,588 (25% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $92,891.

Revenue vs Expenses

Variety Queensland Inc has seen an average annual growth of 1% in revenue versus a 0% p.a. increase in expenses. This can be a good sign of financial health.

Grants given out in 2019 for use within Australia: $1,111,260

Assets vs Liabilities

As of 2019, Variety Queensland Inc has a debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio of 0.62. This is considered slightly riskier than average within the charity space.

Sources of Revenue

Sources of Expense

Responsible People

Duncan Murray
Board Member
Possibly also represents: Bama Cape York Services Ltd.
Nick Harwood
Possibly also represents: Variety Australia Limited.
Ben Cox
Deputy Chairperson
Possibly also represents: Reformed Church Of Tecoma Inc.
Peter Apel
Paul Shumack
Board Member
Helen Debenham
Board Member
Jessica Saayman

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status

Donations can be claimed as a tax deduction.

Office Address
Sports Lane
QLD 4055
Operating States
Entity Type
Other Incorporated Entity

Other incorporated entity includes an entity that has the same characteristics as a company but is not incorporated as a corporation's law company. This category includes: a branch of an overseas company not incorporated in Australia (often the name ends in corporation) incorporated associations which are incorporated under a State Act incorporated charitable institutions Public Benevolent Institution

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