ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Fundraising Legal Considerations

Fundraising - Justice Connect Not-for-Profit Law

Fundraising is defined differently under the different laws in each state. In general, the following types of activities are fundraising:

  • requesting donations to help a person, cause or organisation (whether in person or online)
  • selling merchandise where some or all of profits will go towards helping a person, cause or organisation, or
  • holding events to raise money for a person, cause or organisation. 

The link above provides a fact sheet that contains an overview of fundraising application processes and requirements in each Australian state and territory, as well as a longer guide to help organisations navigate the different regimes and provides summaries of the various legal requirements that apply.