The Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society is a large-scale charity established in 1812. Their main activity is registered as economic, social and community development primarily serving general community in australia.

People find themselves vulnerable for all sorts of reasons: financial hardship, mental health issues, family breakdown, or simply as a result of growing older. The breadth of our service offering allows us to be flexible in how we respond to these social issues, so we can find a way to help people cope with lifes challenges, whatever their circumstances.We work with people of all ages and backgrounds, in New South Wales, and Queensland. We create positive social change on the ground by delivering quality community services.We influence social policy nationally through our research and advocacy work.Building stronger families and resilient children and supporting older people and people with a disability are our main areas of focus. This includes child protection, early intervention, building community capacity and home care and support services. We also provide services that offer pathways to better mental health and wellbeing, including programs to address domestic violence and drug and alcohol addiction. We continue to provide counselling and support for people affected by adoption, which has national reach through online networks.Everything we do is underpinned by the skills of our workforce, the passion of our volunteers and our generous donors, corporate partners and funders. The Benevolent Society employs 904 staff, the equivalent of 775 full time staff throughout New South Wales and Queensland.Approximately 658 volunteers are involved in our community services and in roles supporting our corporate services teams. We also partner with a wide range of nonprofit agencies, academic bodies and government departments.

The Benevolent Society

Who They Help

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



Total employee expenses: $72,285,005 (68% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $93,271.

Revenue vs Expenses

The Benevolent Society has seen an average annual growth of 1% in revenue versus a 2% p.a. increase in expenses. This imbalance can sometimes mean a challenge for long-term financial management.

Grants given out in 2017 for use within Australia: $4,166,018

Assets vs Liabilities

As of 2017, The Benevolent Society has a debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio of 0.18. This is considered safer than average within the charity space.

Sources of Revenue

Sources of Expense

Responsible People

Michael Beckerleg
Andrew Yates
Rodney Young
Possibly also represents: Meals on Wheels NSW Ltd.
Timothy Beresford
Robert Warren
Kathleen Conlon
Charles Prouse
Karen Healy

Related Entities

Benevolent Australia - Disability Services Limited

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status

Donations can be claimed as a tax deduction.

Office Address
2e Wentworth Park Road
NSW 2037
Operating States
Entity Type
Australian Public Company

A company is a non-individual client type. Company is defined to include a body corporate and any other unincorporated association or body of persons but does not include a partnership or a non-entity joint venture. Public Benevolent Institution

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