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Charity Summary

Charity Details

Wellington Fire Service Support Unit
Wellington Operational Support

Registration details

March 31

Address for service

PO Box 14139
Kilbirnie Fire Station
161 Rongotai Road

Charity's other details

Organisation with a focus on the following communities:


Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

The Wellington Fire Service Support Unit is a dedicated team of volunteers supporting Fire and Emergency New Zealand and our community, when they need it most, through specialised skills, techniques, and equipment.

Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.

Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers)

Provides services (e.g. care / counselling)

Emergency / disaster relief

Education / training / research, Promotion of volunteering

General public

Entity Structure

The the assigned General Manager, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, acting as Wellington Fire Service Support Unit's Chief Fire Officer, appoints the Officer in Charge. The Officer in Charge acts as the Chair of the Management Committee and appoints the committee's Deputy, Secretary, and Treasurer. A Fire Fighter's Representative is elected annually by member Fire Fighters and is also appointed to the Management Committee.

Annual Returns

Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.


This charity has been granted an exemption from filing an annual return by 31 December 2008 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 31 December 2009.

For Year Ended Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
31/03/2024 30/09/2024 - - - To be filed To be filed
31/03/2023 30/09/2023 4/10/2023 $11,575 $11,109 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2022 30/09/2022 19/06/2022 $10,443 $7,993 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2021 30/09/2021 27/09/2021 $7,947 $8,826 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
30/06/2020 31/12/2020 13/12/2020 $11,668 $10,470 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
30/06/2019 31/12/2019 11/12/2019 $16,177 $15,316 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
30/06/2018 31/12/2018 19/12/2018 $13,449 $7,412 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
30/06/2017 28/02/2018 14/02/2018 $11,336 $6,378 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
30/06/2016 31/12/2016 18/04/2017 $9,987 $5,837 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
30/06/2015 31/12/2015 4/02/2016 $9,955 $5,914 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
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= Balance Date Change
- This Annual Return will cover 9 months from 1 July 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Mark Stuart Foster Officer in Charge (SSO) 9/10/2023
Philip Julian Harris Second in Command (SO) 15/10/2007

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Stephen John Lambert Treasurer 23/06/2024
Johnathan Steven Ashman Station Officer (SO) 21/10/2023
Catherine F Coe Secretary 25/09/2023
Todd Malcolm Skilton Treasurer 13/06/2022
Colin George Larsen Secretary 20/09/2021
Mark Stuart Foster Station Officer, Secretary 15/02/2021
Norman John Patrick Kelly Station Officer Treasurer 6/11/2020
Brian Maxwell Arons Officer in Charge (SSO) 17/10/2016
Sandy Graeme Lawson Secretary 1/03/2012

Charity Updates

Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.
Date Created Reference View Summary (.pdf <1MB)
24/06/2024 NOC021
7/06/2024 NOC019
26/09/2021 NOC015
8/03/2021 NOC014
8/03/2021 NOC013
27/02/2018 NOC009
20/01/2017 NOC006
6/12/2012 AR005
21/04/2011 AR003
5/08/2009 AR002

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