We are established for the public charitable purposes of providing relief to community causes including but not limited to poverty, misfortune, disability, suffering, helplessness, disease and illness in Australia and overseas.
We are registered with, and subject to orders, rules and regulations of:
the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
Consumer Affairs Victoria
the Australian Taxation Commission.
We are a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), being registered as an Item 2 Charity with the ATO. This brings additional regulatory requirements, including the constitution of our Board of Directors.
Our Directors must comply with the Rules of the Association, and are governed by our Trust Deed, which sets out how funds are to be managed and distributed.
DDW respects and is committed to maintaining the privacy of all Members and Donors. As part of the donation process we seek to collect basic information from donors, including names, email addresses, amount of donations, and commencement date of donations. Such information will only be used for compilation of statistical data in relation to donations received and disbursed and communicating with donors individually. In compiling such data, we may need to share this information with other specialists we co-opt or engage to assist us in this work, e.g. consultants, IT specialists etc. In all such instances every effort will be taken to ensure the confidentiality of personal information is maintained and not provided to any other parties.
In addition to being a donor, membership gives you the opportunity to attend Annual General Meetings and have a say in the management of the organisation. Members may also nominate for a position on the Board of Directors.
Members pay an annual membership fee of $52.00 (or $20.00 for Concession Members). If you'd like to become a member, click here.
Should you have any issues or enquires about DDW, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org