Fundraising Exemption Order remake

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We are remaking the Fundraising Exemption Order (the Exemption Order).

The Exemption Order was made on 1 January 2002. Under it:

  • Any person or organisation conducting a fundraising appeal only using volunteers, which receives less than $10,000 gross in a financial year and is not paid for conducting the appeal, is exempt from having to register as a fundraiser.
  • Certain organisations, such as Cancer Council Victoria, and certain children’s services that operate under the Children’s Services Act 1996 and receive funding for a pre-school program from the Department of Health and Human Services, are exempt from complying with Part 3 of the Fundraising Act 1998 (the Act).

The Exemption Order was made under section 16A of the Act. Section 16A enables the Minister, by Order published in the Government Gazette, to exempt a person or organisation (including a class of person or organisation) from having to comply with all or provision in Part 3 of the Act. Conditions may also be imposed in relation to the exemption.

View the Exemption Order on Legislation we administer.

For more information, view Exemptions from fundraising registration.

Consultation closed

Our initial consultation period closed on Friday 24 May 2019.

We will consider any necessary amendments that may be required to the new Exemption Order.