Charitable Collections Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to undertake commercial activities to raise funds or collect goods for a charitable purpose. A charitable purpose is defined as providing:

  • relief for diseased, sick, infirm, incurable, poor, destitute, helpless or unemployed persons or their dependants
  • relief for distress occasioned by war and the support of persons who have been members of the armed forces
  • support for hospitals, infant health centres, schools, kindergartens and other activities of a social or welfare character
  • any other benevolent philanthropic or patriotic purpose.

Once you become licensed, you may choose to comply with the voluntary code of practice for public fundraising. The code sets out certain guidelines which are of benefit to charitable organisations that propose to raise money from the community.

You will not need this licence if your organisation conducts fundraising events and / or collects and receives money from the public for non-charitable purposes (for example: conservation, environmental, animal welfare, sporting clubs and schools or kindergartens).

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

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • submit the required application form
  • provide specific details as requested, such as the charitable purpose or purposes for which you seek the licence.

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


3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

There is no fee for this licence.

Act(s) name

Charitable Collections Act 1946 WA

Regulation(s) name

Charitable Collections Regulations 1947 WA

Application process


Please submit your completed application form.


Certified copies of the constitution or rules governing the affairs of the organisation and the organisation's last income and expenditure account and balance sheet.

Approval time

Approximately 1 to 2 months.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

Contact details

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

Charitable Collections Advisory Committee

Consumer Protection

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 14
Cloisters Square PO, Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 304 074
Phone: 08 6552 9364
Website: Consumer Protection (Opens in new window)