You will require this authority if you intend to raise more than $15,000 in a financial year 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.