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Charitable Fundraising Act 1991

Many organisations conduct fundraising appeals in order to finance their charitable activities. Under the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 a person or organisation wishing to raise money for charitable purposes a fundraising appeal must hold an authority to fundraise.

The management of charitable fundraising activities is a rewarding, though exacting task; but persons and organisations conducting such activities are aided by an Act and a code of regulations and authority conditions that provide prudent controls and working methods.

The objects of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 are:

Copies of the legislation may be purchased from the NSW Government Information Bookshop, Goodsell Building, 8-12 Chifley Square (cnr Phillip and Hunter Streets), 1300 656 986. Alternatively, Internet access to the legislation may be obtained from the NSW legislation website of the Parliamentary Counsel's Office - www.legislation.nsw.gov.au Links to external site

The AustLII database of legislation (http://www.austlii.edu.au) Links to external site also provides Internet access to Australian legal materials. The law faculties of the University of Technology and the University of New South Wales operate this site.

PDF Icon Charitable Fundraising fact sheet (45 kb).