Registration as a Fundraiser - Victoria


You will need registration to conduct fundraising in Victoria.

Fundraising involves collecting money on behalf of another person, cause or organisation, where the collection is not solely for the profit or commercial benefit of the person or organisation undertaking the fundraising. Examples of fundraising activities include:

  • doorknock appeals
  • telemarketing
  • traffic intersection / highway collections
  • donations to clothing bins
  • sale of goods at opportunity shops
  • appeals run by commercial fundraisers
  • public appeals to support a club, association or cause
  • public appeals to support a cause, person, or group of persons
  • the selling of goods where portions of the sale price are donated to a charitable organisation or cause.

The following activities are not considered to be fundraising:

  • receiving money on behalf of a patriotic fund
  • collecting money for the purposes of conducting an authorised raffle, lottery or other gambling activity
  • soliciting a person to become a member of an organisation or to pay a joining or membership fee.

These exemptions do not apply if the organisation contracts a commercial fundraiser to administer all or part of a fundraising appeal.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Anyone intending to conduct fundraising activities in Victoria is required to register with the Agency and must apply at least 28 days before fundraising commences.

In order to be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • provide details of the fundraising activities you propose to undertake
  • submit to a National Police Check if necessary
  • have a financially sound background
  • be able to comply with legislative requirements and any conditions imposed by the Agency.

Applications may be made by a:

  • company
  • individual person(s)
  • unincorporated body
  • incorporated association.


Three years


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Task Type Business Structure Description
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No fees are required.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Fundraising Act 1998 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Fundraising Regulations 2009 Victoria

Application process


Please lodge the application form, and any associated documents directly with the Agency. You will need to attach the following to your application form:

  • written consent from each beneficiary named in this application - if you cannot get written consent you must provide a letter explaining why
  • a Criminal Record and Personal Insolvency Declaration
  • if you are an incorporated association that was incorporated outside of Victoria you must complete and attach a "Responsible Person Consent" form as part of your application.

Approval time

You should apply to register at least 28 days before you intend to start fundraising.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Contact details

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