Fundraising in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is regulated by Access Canberra, and the Gambling and Racing Commission.

Access Canberra

Access Canberra regulates fundraising activities in the ACT under the Charitable Collections Act 2003 (ACT) and the Charitable Collections Regulation 2003 (ACT).

From 1 July 2017, charities are no longer required to apply for or renew an ACT charitable collections licence.

For further information, visit our factsheet on the regulation of charities in the ACT or the Access Canberra website.

ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission is responsible for regulating lotteries (which includes raffles and Calcutta events). These activities are regulated under the Lotteries Act 1964 (ACT).

Charities that fundraise through lotteries must apply for a permit (unless the lottery is exempt). For further information, visit the website of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.

Please note: This fact sheet is an overview of fundraising laws and regulations in ACT, not a complete guide. For more information about fundraising laws and regulations in ACT, please consult the relevant regulatory agencies.