Our Policies

This section outlines in detail our administrative policies and procedures in the following areas:


Purchase order items

World Vision Australia has developed standard purchase terms for our suppliers. These terms are referred to on all World Vision purchase orders, and are available to download.

Purchase Order terms
.pdf file (89.94 KB) September 23, 2009


Annual tax statements

As a financial supporter of World Vision Australia, you will receive an Annual Tax Statement by the end of July each year showing a summary of tax-deductible donations you have made to us in the previous financial year.

Depending on your own tax position, the Annual Tax Statement will help you claim a tax deduction when it is time to prepare your tax return.

In 2015, the Annual Tax Statement will be sent to supporters in the week beginning 20th July. If you have still not received your Annual Tax Statement by the end of this week, please call us on 13 32 40.

Yes, you can ask for an up-to-date summary of your tax-deductible contributions. Call us on 13 32 40. However, please note that as it will be issued prior to the end of the financial year, it may be incomplete. We recommend you rely on the Annual Tax Statement we will still send you in July.

Since 1 July 2008, as a general rule, we have not issued receipts for individual gifts to save money and simplify processes. Instead, you will receive an Annual Tax Statement that contains a summary of tax-deductible donations you made to us during the financial year.

If you live in New South Wales, you will continue to receive receipts for certain types of individual gifts in compliance with NSW fundraising laws.

Group donations 

Many of our generous supporters give as a group with friends, family or work colleagues. This is done by pooling donations and having one person from the group send us the pooled amount. Each year, we spend considerable resources (in staff time and postage) responding to requests for Annual Tax 
Statements to be issued to individual members of such groups.

If you donate in this way, you can help us save on administration costs (thus ensuring more of your donations are applied directly to our project work) by contacting us at the start of the financial year to make arrangements for issuing Annual Tax Statements to each member.

Donations made through a bank 

If you donated to any World Vision appeal at a bank branch, your donation will not be included in your Annual Tax Statement. You should use the deposit slip issued to you by the bank at that time for taxation purposes.

40 Hour Famine

If you sponsored a 40 Hour Famine participant and this was your sole donation to World Vision in FY15, it will not be included in your Annual Tax 
Statement. 

Some donations are not tax deductible

Donations must be $2 and over and have been donated to a tax-deductible appeal to qualify. For example, funds you have given to us as part of a competition or promotion or where you have otherwise received a benefit (such as purchasing a t-shirt) are not tax-deductible.

Workplace Giving

If you supported us through a Workplace Giving program, these donations will not be included in your Annual Tax Statement. Your employer is required to provide confirmation of your contributions for the relevant tax year and you should use that confirmation when completing your tax return.

To enable you to claim a tax deduction for your generous donations, World Vision must maintain special endorsements from the Australian Taxation Office to qualify for “Deductible Gift Recipient” (DGR) status. World Vision Australia has DGR endorsement as a Public Benevolent Institution and to operate the Overseas Aid Fund.

If you supported our tax-deductible programs in Australia (including, for example, through Linking Hands or the purchase of relevant World Vision gift catalogue items such as early learning for Indigenous children), your money is used by us in our work as a Public Benevolent Institution.

If you supported our tax-deductible programs overseas (including though the purchase of relevant World Vision gift catalogue items) your money was paid into the Overseas Aid Fund.

If you supported us through a Workplace Giving program, your employer is required to provide confirmation of your contributions for the relevant tax year. You should use that confirmation when completing your tax return.
For any financial information regarding World Vision Australia, please refer to our Annual Reports.
By registering at My World Vision, you can nominate to access your tax statement online. You will receive email notification when your Annual Tax 
Statement is ready for download.
Your Annual Tax Statement will be available online by the end of July.
You can sign up for e-tax statements now. To register visit My World Vision and follow the prompts.


You can also access information on our program policies and reports in the following areas:

For annual reports and financial statements specific to World Vision Australia, please refer to our annual reports page.