Charitable Collections Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to seek donations from the public for a charitable purpose. Charitable purposes include:

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

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 your organisation must be one of the following:

  • an incorporated association
  • a company
  • an Aboriginal corporation
  • trustee of a charitable trust.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to lodge a financial return each year.


Three years


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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You do not need to pay any fees.

Act(s) name

Charitable Collections Act 1946 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Charitable Collections Regulations 1947 Western Australia

Approval time

Approximately one to two months

Additional information

There may be situations where a person or organisation would like to conduct a charitable collection but it is not feasible to apply for a licence. For example:

  • the appeal is a one-off event or only for a short time
  • the collector is an individual or unincorporated group and are not eligible for this licence.

If so, you may be able to work with an existing licence holder to operate under for your event. Please see the attached resource or contact the agency for more information.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

Contact details

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