Approval to Petition for Charitable Donations - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to petition the public for donations for charitable purposes. This approval is not needed if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are an organisation that is only incorporated in Tasmania; or
  • You are a corporation whose principal office is in Tasmania.

Petitioning the public for donations includes the following activities:

  • Petitioning by telephone, email or door-to-door;
  • Standing with a donations tin in a public place; and
  • Providing pins, badges, stickers or other goods in return for donations.

Petitioning for donations by telephone or at any residential property is only allowed between the hours of 9am and 8pm. In the case of door-to-door petitioning, you must stop at sunset, if this time is before 8pm.

Please note that:

  • Donations include the provision of money, goods or land to a charitable body or cause; and
  • You must also seek permission from the Tasmanian Police if you wish to collect for donations on a public street or in a public place.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Approval to Solicit for Charitable Donations - Organisations or Corporations Whose Office is Outside Tasmania - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Application for Approval to Solicit for Charitable Donations - Non Incorporated Association or Community Group Within Tasmania - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Application for Approval to Solicit for Charitable Donations - Application as an Individual - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading

Act(s) name

Collections for Charities Act 2001 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Registrations
Department of Justice
Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading


Operating address:
30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 56
Rosny, Tasmania 7018

Phone:

03 6165 3400

Phone:

1300 654 499

Fax:

03 6173 0205
consumer.affairs@justice.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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