You will require this licence if you intend to undertake commercial activities to raise funds or collect goods for a charitable purpose. A charitable purpose is defined as providing:
- Relief for diseased, sick, infirm, incurable, poor, destitute, helpless or unemployed persons or their dependants;
- Relief for distress occasioned by war and the support of persons who have been members of the armed forces;
- Support for hospitals, infant health centres, schools, kindergartens and other activities of a social or welfare character; or
- Any other benevolent philanthropic or patriotic purpose.
Once you become licensed, you may choose to comply with the voluntary code of practice for public fundraising. The code sets out certain guidelines which are of benefit to charitable organisations that propose to raise monies from the community.
You will not need this licence if you operate an organisation that operates your own fundraising events, collecting and receiving money from the public for non-charitable purposes, such as for sporting clubs, conservation, environmental, animal welfare and schools or kindergartens.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Submit the required application form; and
- Provide specific details as requested, such as the charitable purpose or purposes for which you seek the licence.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirement.
There is no fee for this licence.
Please submit your application with the required fees.
Certified copies of the constitution or rules governing the affairs of the organisation and the organisation's last income and expenditure account and balance sheet.
Approximately 1 to 2 months.
Department of Commerce
Charitable Collections Act 1946 (Western Australia)
Charitable Collections Regulations 1947 (Western Australia)
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