Charitable fundraising in WA is regulated by Consumer Protection under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (WA).
From 1 July 2020, charities will benefit from a new streamlined arrangement between the ACNC and Consumer Protection.
Renewal of fundraising licenses
From July 2020, Consumer Protection will issue continuous licences (charities were previously required to renew their license every three years).
Charities will be issued with a continuous license at their next renewal date.
From the 2020 Annual Information Statement, charities will not be required to submit an annual statement or financial reports to Consumer Protection. Instead, they can submit the Annual Information Statement to the ACNC.
Note: To participate in this arrangement, charities must provide their WA fundraising license number when submitting the Annual Information Statement.
Small charities (who were previously required to provide audited financial reports to Consumer Protection) will not be required to audit their financial reports (unless required by their constitution or other regulator).
Charities that are medium or large andonly fundraising in WA must 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 to adjust to these requirements.
Licensed charities must continue to notify Consumer Protection of any changes to its contact details, Principal Executive Officers and appointed auditors/reviewers (where applicable).
To find out more about annual reporting, visit the Consumer Protection website or call 1300 304 074.