In Victoria, fundraising activities are regulated under the Fundraising Act 1998 (Vic).
From 1 September 2020, charities will benefit from a new arrangement between the ACNC and Consumer Affairs Victoria.
Newly registered charities - who are required to obtain a fundraising registration - can access a streamlined registration process with Consumer Affairs Victoria. These charities only need to notify Consumer Affairs Victoria of their intention to fundraise via myCAV.
Renewal of registrations
As long as a charity maintains its registration with the ACNC, it will not need to renew its fundraising registration with Consumer Affairs Victoria.
To take part in this arrangement, charities that already have a fundraising registration number will need to log in to myCAV and notify Consumer Affairs Victoria that it is registered with the ACNC.
Charities will still be required to maintain fundraising records, but will not be required to submit separate annual statements to Consumer Affairs Victoria – instead, they can submit the Annual Information Statement to the ACNC.
Medium or large charities that only fundraise in Victoria will need to ensure that the financial reports they provide to the ACNC meet all ACNC reporting requirements.
The ACNC has approved a transition period for the 2020 and 2021 reporting periods to help charities adjust to these requirements.
Note: These arrangements only apply while a charity is registered with the ACNC. Consumer Affairs Victoria can exempt charities from these arrangements.
To find out more about annual reporting, visit the Consumer Affairs Victoria website or call 1300 55 81 81.