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Charities & social enterprises

Some common questions about charity and fundraising law:

Yes. You will need to authorise them in writing. If they are engaging in face-to-face fundraising, such as doorknock appeals, they will need to be supplied with an identification badge or card including their name and an expiry date. For more information visit Fair Trading NSW.

You are, as they are acting under the authority of your organisation. Preparing guidelines for anyone fundraising on your behalf may help to minimise problems of this nature.

If an organisation conducts unlawful fundraising (unless they are exempt from needing an authority to fundraise) they breach NSW Fundraising laws. The penalty is $5,500.

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