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.


Organisations intending to fundraise for charitable purposes.

What you 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.

More information

  • 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.