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
- 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.