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09 January 2020
The community is doing an extraordinary job fundraising for victims of the bushfire emergency.
With large amounts of money being raised, it’s vital there are appropriate protections in place.
Donate to licensed charities
When making donations, we recommend you stick with well-known and trusted charities. Being licensed means the charity’s fundraising has to be audited and reported to either state or federal regulators to ensure the money is being used appropriately.
Getting authority to carry out fundraising
Organisers need to obtain 'authority' to carry out fundraising in NSW when the money collected is greater than $15,000.
We want to make it as quick and easy as possible to get authority. So we've set up the Charitable Fundraising Bushfire Appeals Hotline.
Call the hotline with any questions you might have about setting up fundraising.
Contact the Charitable Fundraising Bushfire Appeals Hotline
Phone: 1800 214 023
- See our disaster appeals page for more information
- Watch out for scammers. With various fundraising campaigns being launched around the country, there is a risk that the cash could fall into the wrong hands. See Scams and cybercrime for more information.
- See NSW Government’s disaster assistance information