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Statutory Regulation

Federal Regulations

There is no Federal legislation regarding charitable fundraising, however the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is responsible for the regulation of charities more generally.

State and Territory Regulations

Fundraising is formally regulated by state and territory governments. In addition, local authorities may also have rules for the conduct of fundraising in their area.

For more information about statutory regulation of fundraising in each state and territory follow these links:

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales


South Australia

Northern Territory - no specific legislation



Western Australia