If a member of the public asks to see documentation, the charity has to provide the following within 30 days:
- Copies of the annual audited statement of accounts prepared for the seven years prior to the request.
- Copy of or extracts from the organisation’s objects and constitution, including any amendments.
- The names, qualifications and occupations of members of the governing body of the organisation. The qualifications of the director or member of the governing body would normally relate to the person’s academic or professional qualifications.
Particulars about certain charities
You can check whether an organisation has an authority to fundraise in NSW on the NSW Government Licensing Service website. The information that is provided includes the authority number (CFN), legal name, and business and postal address. You can also contact NSW Fair Trading on 9895 0011 for information on certain charities.