Collections for Charitable Purposes Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence 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.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All No fees are required.


This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

If you are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission you will only have to notify the agency to conduct charitable collections.

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Consumer and Business Services

South Australia
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 1719
Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: 13 18 82
Website: Consumer and Business Services (Opens in new window)

Supporting information