If you or your organisation want to fundraise for a charitable purpose in NSW, you'll need to hold an authority to fundraise.


Organisations or individuals intending to fundraise for charitable purposes.

What you need

  • details of the proposed beneficiary (optional)
  • details of a contact person
  • details of the auditor (optional)
  • copy of the statement of objects (for an organisation)
  • copy of the constitution or trust deed and/or certificate of registration or corporation (if you're an organisation)
  • copy of the terms of an appeal (if you're an individual)
  • copy of the latest audited financial statements, if applicable.

How to apply

  1. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  2. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
  3. Follow the prompts to apply for a charitable fundraising authority.

If you're unable to apply online:

  1. Download Charitable fundraising authority – application – PDF..
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Sign the declaration.
  4. Attach your supporting documentation.
  5. Email your application to the details on the form.


To apply for a charitable fundraising authority with NSW Fair Trading, you'll need to create or log in with a MyServiceNSW Account.

By logging in you consent to sharing your name and email address in your MyServiceNSW Account with NSW Fair Trading, a division of the Department of Customer Service.

The NSW Fair Trading privacy statement explains how your personal information will be handled once it is shared by Service NSW.

More information

  • Having an authority to fundraise, allows an individual or organisation to appeal to the public for funds.
  • An authority may be granted for a maximum period of up to 5 years. There is no limit to the number of appeals the authority holder can hold during this period.
  • Standard conditions apply to all authorities issued, and in some cases special conditions are introduced in response to special or exceptional circumstances.
  • Authority holders can authorise others to fundraise on their behalf towards their charitable purpose. If you are authorised to fundraise for an existing authority holder, you do not need to apply for your own authority to fundraise.
  • For more information visit Charitable fundraising.
Last updated: 26 April 2024