Transparency Awards



The PwC Transparency Awards were introduced to Australia in 2007 to recognise the quality and transparency of reporting in the not-for-profit sector. The concept originated in the Netherlands where they were introduced by the local PwC firm in 2004 and they have since been introduced by PwC to other countries around the world including Germany, Australia and Korea.

In Australia PwC consulted with the not-for-profit sector to determine the appetite for introducing the Awards and based on feedback from the sector, adapted and launched the Awards in 2007 in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA). During 2008 this collaboration was extended to include the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) as well as the ICAA.

Ongoing consultation with the not-for-profit sector has resulted in expansion of the Awards. Nominees for the PwC Transparency Awards from 2013 onwards will be in the following categories:
  • Generate revenue >$30m
  • Generate revenue >$5m but less than or equal to $30m
A Most Improved Award will be presented to the nominee showing the most significant improvement from their previous submission to the Awards. We will also offer an award to the best first time entrant into the awards.

Each participant in the PwC Transparency Awards is eligible to attend at no cost the executive course, "Transparent Reporting for Not-for-Profits" offered by the Centre for Social Impact. These wil be held after the conclusion of the 2013 awards in both Sydney and Melbourne.

2013 PwC Transparency Award Recipients

Revenue $5m to $30m

  • Winner – MS Queensland
  • Runner Up – Cancer Council SA

Revenue greater than $30m

  • Winner – World Vision Australia
  • Runner Up – Cancer Council NSW

Most Improved Award

  • Winner – Evolve Housing

Best First Time Entrant

  • Winner – Life Without Barriers

Top 10 – Revenue $5m to $30m

  • Bridge Housing Limited
  • Bush Heritage
  • Camp Quality
  • Cancer Council SA
  • MS Queensland
  • Multicap
  • Opportunity International Australia
  • St John Ambulance Australia – SA
  • Surf Life Saving NSW
  • Youth Off The Streets

Top 10 – Revenue > $30m

  • Australia Red Cross
  • Cancer Council NSW
  • CARE
  • Caritas
  • Compassion Australia
  • Mission Australia
  • Northcott
  • Plan International
  • SDN Children's Services
  • World Vision Australia

Past PwC Transparency Awards Recipients

  • 2012 Winner – Plan International Australia and Youth off the Streets
  • 2012 Runner-up – Mission Australia and St John Ambulance SA
  • 2012 Most Improved Award – St John Ambulance SA
  • 2012 Best first time entrant – Good Beginnings

  • 2011 Winner – Cancer Council NSW and Opportunity International
  • 2011 Runner-up – Oxfam and Youth off the Streets
  • 2011 Most Improved Award – Lifeline Australia
  • 2011 Best first time entrant – Bridge Housing Limited

  • 2010 Winner – Mission Australia and Camp Quality
  • 2010 Runner-up – Oxfam and Opportunity International Australia
  • 2010 Most Improved Award – Plan International Australia

  • 2009 Winner – World Vision Australia
  • 2009 Runner-up – Mission Australia

  • 2008 Winner – Oxfam Australia
  • 2008 Runner-up – World Vision Australia

  • 2007 Winner – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • 2007 Runner-up – Australian Community Support Organisation