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.