Organisations that fundraise for charitable purposes must comply with the legislation, the regulations and the authority conditions.
If your organisation intends to fundraise for its charitable purposes, it must hold an Authority to fundraise. The following will assist you complete the application or renewal process:
- Charitable Fundraising Best Practice Guidelines (PDF, 2161.57 KB) (currently being reviewed; the updated guidelines will be available from this page in the coming months)
- Standard Authority Conditions (PDF, 99.7 KB)
- Charitable Fundraising Act 1991
- Charitable Fundraising Regulations 2015
To apply for an authority to fundraise, download and complete the fillable Charitable fundraising application form (PDF, 204.43 KB). Completed applications can be lodged by email or though the post. Enquiries about Charitable Fundraising Applications can be made by calling 9895 0011.
General telephone enquiries about charitable fundraising, including ordering stickers for collection bins, can be made by calling Fair Trading on 13 32 20. Alternatively, you can lodge an online enquiry.
Concerns about the operation, conduct or compliance of a charity or the charitable fundraising activities of an organisation can be reported to Fair Trading by lodging an online complaint.