Telethon Inc

Telethon Inc is a medium-scale charity established in 1959. Their main activity is registered as unknown or not classified primarily serving early childhood - aged under 6 children - aged 6 to under 15 youth - 15 to under 25 adults - aged 25 to under 65 adults - aged 65 and over families aboriginal and torres strait islander people gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons migrants, refugees or asylum seekers people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background people in rural/regional/remote communities financially disadvantaged people people at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness people with chronic illness (including terminal illness) people with disabilities pre/post release offenders and/or their families unemployed persons veterans and/or their families victims of crime (including family violence) females males animals other charities general community in australia.

Telethon Inc is a public benevolent institution that helps other charities raise funds to support their good works and programs. Our annual fundraising project "home lottery" is fully funded by Telethon Inc and our charity partners incur no financial risk to partake in our annual lottery. We provide all the marketing and communications information to promote the fundraising project to assist with brand awareness for our participating Charities to maximise their sales. Any funds raised directly by Telethon Inc are reinvested into the project for the following year.

Telethon Inc

Who They Help

  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • Veterans and/or their families
  • Unemployed persons
  • Pre/post release offenders and/or their families
  • People with disabilities
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • Other charities
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Males
  • General community in Australia
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Families
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Animals
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people



Total employee expenses: $82,730 (9% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $82,730.

Revenue vs Expenses

Telethon Inc has seen an average annual decline of -5% in revenue versus a 40% p.a. increase in expenses. This imbalance can sometimes mean a challenge for long-term financial management.

Grants given out in 2020 for use within Australia: $574,152

Assets vs Liabilities

As of 2020, Telethon Inc has a debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio of 0.14. This is considered safer than average within the charity space.

Sources of Revenue

Sources of Expense

Responsible People

Penelope Mcauley
Board Member
Peter Nolan
Natalie Koutsikas
Board Member
Benjamin Duggan
Board Member
Neil Smith
Paul Zollo
Deputy Chairperson

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status

Donations can be claimed as a tax deduction.

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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