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The Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 outlines how a charity can legally undertake fundraising activities.
The objects of the Act are:
* to promote proper and efficient management and administration of fundraising appeals for charitable purposes,
* to ensure proper keeping and auditing of accounts in connection with such appeals, and
* to prevent deception of members of the public who desire to support worthy causes.
Many organisations conduct fundraising appeals in order to finance their charitable activities. If your organisation intends to fundraise for its charitable purposes it must hold an authority to fundraise.
NSW Fair Trading uses OneGov to administer Charitable Fundraising Authorities.
Look up the register of Charitable Fundraising LicencesApply for an Authority to Fundraise
Download a form to apply for a charitable fundraising authorityBest Practice Guide for Charitable Fundraising
General reference to authority holders, and a manual of model practices and procedures for charities.
NSW Government's quick guide to starting a CharityAll about Charitable fundraising in NSW
Information and resources about conducting fundraising appeals to finance charitable activities.Forms, Fact Sheets and Guidelines
Full list of Forms, fact sheets and guidelines for Charitable fundraising activitiesATO - Guide to endorsements for charities
ATO's guide for endorsements for Charities to receive tax concessionsTax Basics for Non-profit Organisations
ATO Taxation Guide for non-profit organisationsIncorporating an association in NSW
Fair Trading's guide to incorporating an association