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.

If an appeal is a one-off or short term it may be more practical to fundraise under the authority of an existing licence holder instead of establishing a charitable organisation and applying for a licence.

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.


3 years


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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 1 to 2 months

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

Contact details

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