Approval to Petition for Charitable Donations - Tasmania


You will require this approval if you intend to petition the public for donations for charitable purposes. This approval is not needed if you meet either of the following requirements:

  • you are an organisation that is only incorporated in Tasmania
  • you are a corporation whose principal office is in Tasmania.

Petitioning the public for donations includes the following activities:

  • petitioning by telephone, email or door-to-door
  • standing with a donations tin in a public place
  • providing pins, badges, stickers or other goods in return for donations.

Petitioning for donations by telephone or at any residential property is only allowed between the hours of 9am and 8pm. In the case of door-to-door petitioning, you must stop at sunset, if this time is before 8pm.

Please note that:

  • donations include the provision of money, goods or land to a charitable body or cause
  • you must also seek permission from the Tasmanian Police if you intend to collect for donations on a public street or in a public place.

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


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Collections for Charities Act 2001 TAS

Administering agency

Department of Justice

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

Contact details

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


Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

Department of Justice

Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 654 499
Phone: 03 6166 4600
Fax: 03 6173 0205
Website: Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (Opens in new window)