Charitable fundraising

Organisations that fundraise for charitable purposes must comply with

The Charitable Fundraising Guidelines (PDF, 353.93 KB) are a guide to understanding and complying with the legal obligations on persons conducting fundraising appeals for charitable purposes in NSW.

Applying for authority to fundraise

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

Enquiries about Charitable Fundraising Applications can be made by calling 9895 0011.


General telephone enquiries about charitable fundraising 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.