Authority to Fundraise for Charitable Purposes - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to raise funds for a charitable purpose.

Charitable purpose is a broad term that can change depending on perceptions of social needs and attitudes. Charitable purposes can be grouped under the following broad headings:

  • relief of financial hardship
  • the advancement of education
  • the advancement of religion
  • other charitable purposes beneficial to the community.

Fundraising may take a variety of forms and includes: donations, sponsorship, telethons, lotteries and competitions, supply of food, supply of entertainment, supply of other goods or services, in connection with any commercial undertaking.

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.

Exemptions

You may be exempt from requiring this authority if you are either a:

  • religious body
  • government-associated body
  • university.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • be aged 18 or over
  • lodge an application form
  • supply the details specified in the application form
  • comply with the information described in the attached fact sheet.

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

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

No fees are required for this application.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Charitable Fundraising Regulation 2015 NSW

Lodgement process

Apply

Your complete application can be lodged my mail or e-mail.

Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

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

Charitable Fundraising, Business Licensing

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Mailing address: Locked Bag 5138
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124
Phone: 02 9895 0011
Email: charity.inquiries@finance.nsw.gov.au
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)