You will need this approval if you intend to ask a member, or members, of the public to make a donation for a charitable purpose in Tasmania.
Collecting, or soliciting, for a charitable purpose means any request for a donation made:
- made in a public place such as a street corner or hotel
- by newspaper advertisement, telephone, post, email, internet, radio or television.
A charitable purpose includes any benevolent, philanthropic or patriotic purpose, and any purpose for the protection of the environment or the welfare of animals.
This approval is not required for:
- the sale of goods or services, such as a chocolate fundraiser
- a request for renewal of membership of an organisation
- an appeal by an organisation to its membership, such as a cricket club or hobby group
- an appeal within premises that are used by a club or religious organisation, such as a collection plate
- an appeal to a Commonwealth, State or Local Authority
- selling raffle tickets
- an organisation which is incorporated in Tasmania
- a corporation whose principal office is located in Tasmania.