The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner administers the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939 to provide for the control of persons soliciting money or property for certain charitable purposes; and for other purposes.
Charities are required by legislation to lodge annual "Fundraising Income and Expenditure Statements" to provide the public with information regarding Charities financial performance in relation to charitable collections.
The Charities List contains a comprehensive list of all Charities including their contact, licence and financial details.
The Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939 (the Act) provides for the control of persons soliciting money or goods for certain charitable purposes.
The Act defines "charitable purpose" to include:
Any organisation that intends to collect for a "charitable purpose" as defined in the Act must be the holder of a Collections for Charitable Purposes Licence (CCP Licence).
A licence is issued pursuant to the Act for any organisation acting as a collector that wishes to:
A CCP Licence does not authorise the conduct of fundraiser lotteries. Further information regarding lotteries can be found on our website.
A collector is a person who (either personally or through the agency of another person) -
The Code of Practice for Collections for Charitable Purposes provides information on the required practices for collectors these include the hours and location of collection activities, identification requirements for collectors, the issuing of receipts and disclosure information by collectors.
The Code of Practice can be found here.
Unattended collection boxes include any form of receptacle (e.g. collection tins) for the collection of money, whether the money is to be placed in the receptacle as a donation or for the purchase of a disc, badge, token, flower, ribbon or other device.
Unattended collection boxes do not include boxes selling sweets and snacks.
A collection box must be marked in a prominent position with the following information:
|Office Address||Consumer and Business Services
Customer Service Centre,
91-97 Grenfell Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000
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GPO Box 2169
ADELAIDE SA 5001