Introduction

If your organisation wants to fundraise in NSW to finance its charitable activities, you'll need to hold an authority to fundraise. Conditions are attached, and vary depending on the individual authority/licence issued.

What you'll need

  • the Charitable fundraising application form – PDF
  • details of the proposed beneficiary
  • details of a contact person
  • details of the auditor
  • copy of the statement of objects
  • copy of the constitution or trust deed and/or certificate of registration or corporation
  • copy of the latest audited financial statements, if applicable.

How to apply

  1. Download, print and complete the Charitable fundraising application form – PDF
  2. Sign the declaration.
  3. Attach your supporting documentation.
  4. Post or email your application to the details on the form.

Who's eligible?

Organisations intending to fundraise for charitable purposes.

Things to keep in mind...

  • Possessing an authority to fundraise, entitles an organisation to appeal to the public for funds.
  • An authority may be granted for an indefinite period for an indefinite number of appeals, but in practice, it is usually issued for a specific period such as 5 years.
  • Standard conditions apply to all authorities issued, and special conditions are imposed in response to special or exceptional circumstances.
  • If you want to conduct a fundraising appeal in the name of, or on behalf of, another organisation, the appeal must be authorised by that organisation, which in turn must either hold a licence to fundraise, or be exempt from the requirement to hold a licence.