You will require this permit if you intend to collect money for charitable purposes from highway or other road users. Without a permit, the law prohibits people from standing on a road for the purpose of collecting money (also known as tin rattling).
Activities covered include, but are not limited to, requesting and collecting donations with collectors standing on or adjacent to a road, or while vehicles are stopped at traffic signals or in any other way travelling on the road.
Common reasons for seeking a permit for these collections, known officially as highway collections, include state-wide appeals such as the Royal Children's Hospital Appeal or Red Cross Appeal, or locally-based fundraising efforts, such as those conducted by the Volunteer Coast Guard or Country Fire Authority.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.