Charitable Collections Licence - Western Australia


You will need 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: 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 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.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must lodge audited financial reports every year within six months of the end of the financial year and you must notify the associations and charities branch of any change to office holders or contact details.


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 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Charitable Collections Regulations 1947 Western Australia

Application process


Please submit your completed application form and associated documentation directly with the Agency.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Charitable Collections Advisory Committee

Consumer Protection

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 100
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 100
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Phone: 1300 304 074
Phone: 08 6552 9364
Website: Consumer Protection (Opens in new window)

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