Do you need a fundraising licence?

Though it’s not an issue that falls under our direct remit, we find that the question sometimes arises for our clients – do we need a fundraising licence?

The regulations governing this are different in each State. For example, in NSW charities must have authority to fundraise, unless they are specifically exempt (there are a range of exemption categories). One that we feel could be more widely known is that small fundraisers (with under $15,000 gross in donations per year) are exempt from needing a license in NSW.

For more information we suggest you go to the relevant authority (NSW Fair Trading or equivalent in other states).