Licence to Conduct a Charitable Collection - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this licence if you are an individual, corporation or unincorporated body and you intend to manage collections for charity within the Australian Capital Territory. A collection is the soliciting or receiving of money or other benefits for a charitable purpose. An individual that organises a collection or manages a collection as a paid employee or agent may not need to be licensed if their employer (for example, a charity) is already licensed for the collection.

Please be advised that all licensees are required to provide the Agency with annual and / or finalised financial reports. These reports will need to be audited if your collections exceed $50,000 within a twelve month period. A licence is not required if the proceeds received from collections is less than $15,000 in a financial year.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Supply authorisation from the charity or charities that you will be collecting for (if the charity itself is not making the application);
  • Complete the approved application form; and
  • If requested, supply any further information.

Applications can be made on behalf of the charity by:

  • An individual;
  • An unincorporated body;
  • An incorporated body; or
  • A corporation.

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


Up to 5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You do not need to pay any fees.

Act(s) name

Charitable Collections Act 2003 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Charitable Collections Regulations 2003 ACT

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Mailing address: General Post Office Box 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
Phone: 13 22 81
Phone: 02 6207 3000