Approval to Collect for Charitable Purposes - Tasmania


You will need this approval if you intend to ask a member, or members, of the public to make a donation for a charitable purpose in Tasmania.

Collecting, or soliciting, for a charitable purpose means any request for a donation made:

  • made in a public place such as a street corner or hotel
  • door-to-door
  • by newspaper advertisement, telephone, post, email, internet, radio or television.

A charitable purpose includes any benevolent, philanthropic or patriotic purpose, and any purpose for the protection of the environment or the welfare of animals.

This approval is not required for:

  • the sale of goods or services, such as a chocolate fundraiser
  • a request for renewal of membership of an organisation
  • an appeal by an organisation to its membership, such as a cricket club or hobby group
  • an appeal within premises that are used by a club or religious organisation, such as a collection plate
  • an appeal to a Commonwealth, State or Local Authority
  • selling raffle tickets
  • an organisation which is incorporated in Tasmania
  • a corporation whose principal office is located in Tasmania.

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 approval you may need to hold a current National Police Check.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Company, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader

You do not need to pay any fees.

Act(s) name

Collections for Charities Act 2001 Tasmania

Approval time

10 business days

Administering agency

Department of Justice

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

Contact details

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