Charity fundraising

The responsible persons of a charity are, collectively, responsible for the way a charity conducts its fundraising. The ACNC sees the oversight of fundraising activities as an important aspect of good charity governance. The materials on this page will help the responsible persons of charities manage their fundraising activities and know what issues they should look out for.

Know your obligations

List of regulators that may affect charities
List of regulators that charities may have obligations to, including ASIC, ORIC and state and territory regulators.

State regulation

Research into Commonwealth regulatory and reporting burdens
In December 2013, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) engaged Ernst & Young (EY) to research the regulatory and reporting burden on charities. While the research focusses primarily on Commonwealth burden, it also considers

Cutting Red Tape Report
The ACNC partnered with Deloitte Access Economics to produce a new report on red tape. The Cutting Red Tape report highlighted millions in potential red tape reduction savings for registered charities.

Fundraising in the Australian Capital Territory
This factsheet describes the different obligations charities will have to the regulators in ACT

Fundraising in the Northern Territory
This factsheet describes the different obligations charities will have to the regulators in Northern Territory

Fundraising in Western Australia
This factsheet describes the different obligations charities will have to the regulators in Western Australia

Fundraising in Victoria
This factsheet describes the different obligations charities will have to the regulators in Victoria.

Fundraising in Queensland
This factsheet describes the different obligations charities will have to the regulators in Queensland

Fundraising in Tasmania
This factsheet describes the different obligations charities will have to the regulators in Tasmania

Fundraising in New South Wales
This factsheet describes the different obligations charities will have to the regulators in New South Wales

Fundraising in South Australia
This factsheet describes the different obligations charities will have to the regulators in South Australia

Other resources

FAQs: Charities and fundraising
These FAQs are for people who want information about how charities can raise and spend funds.

Responsible fundraising

Factsheet - Fundraising:people in vulnerable circumstances
A guide to help charities engage responsibly with vulnerable people when conducting fundraising activities.

Emerging issues in fundraising

Working with fundraising agencies
This fact sheet provides guidance and practical tips for charities on managing arrangements with professional fundraising agencies. It is a must for charities working with, or considering working with, a fundraising agency.

Protecting your charity against the risk of terrorism financing
Charities are at risk of being abused by individuals or other organisations, to raise funds to finance or support terrorist activities.

Charities and administration costs
A factsheet jointly produced by the ACNC and the Queensland University of Technology about administration costs for charities.