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Collections for Charitable Purposes Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to conduct collections for charitable purposes, whether personally or through the agency of another person. Charitable purposes include:

  • health services and research
  • help for the sick, disabled, poor or unemployed and their families
  • conflict or disaster relief
  • help for current or past members of the armed forces and their families
  • help for animals.

Collecting for charity can include:

  • collecting money or property, such as through door knock appeals or online fundraising
  • charging admission for entertainment events
  • selling badges, tokens, flowers, ribbons, second-hand or other goods
  • obtaining a bequest, devise or other grant of money or property for a charitable purpose.

If you are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, you only need to notify the agency before conducting charitable collections.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All You do not need to pay any fees.

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

Contact details

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