Fundraising (including lotteries and bingo) in South Australia is regulated by Consumer and Business Services (CBS).
CBS is responsible for registering and regulating organisations conducting fundraising activities.
Charities are required to have a Collections for Charitable Purposes (CCP) license if they fundraise for one or more ‘charitable purposes.’
Charities can receive an automatic license to collect for ‘charitable purposes’ through the registration application form and the Annual Information Statement. If an organisation applies to be registered by the ACNC but is not successful, it will need to contact CBS directly.
Charities will need to provide the following information in the registration application form and from the 2020 Annual Information Statement:
- the charitable purpose or purposes that they intend to fundraise for
- a description of how they will provide relief to the beneficiaries of the charitable purpose or purposes
- consent for the ACNC to notify CBS of the charity’s intention to fundraise in South Australia.
Charities are not required to lodge annual fundraising statements to CBS. Instead, they can submit the Annual Information Statement to the ACNC.
Note: Charities should provide their Charitable Collections License number (SA Fundraising license number) in the Annual Information Statement.
From the 2018 reporting period, medium and large charities must ensure that the financial reports they provide to the ACNC meet all the ACNC reporting requirements.
Lotteries and bingo
CBS is also responsible for regulating any fundraising conducted through lotteries and bingo. Charities may be required to hold a license to conduct a major lottery or for bingo sessions.
To find out more, visit the CBS website.