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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

  • a MyServiceNSW Account – you can create one when you start your application
    • Note: The name and email you provide in your MyServiceNSW account will be shared with Fair Trading NSW.
  • 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. Enter the required details into the online form.
  4. Upload your supporting documentation.
  5. Submit your completed form.

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 you'll need to create or log in with a MyServiceNSW Account. By logging in, you:

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.
Your MyAccount name and email will be shared with Fair Trading NSW