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Reforms cut red tape for charities fundraising in NSW

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) welcomes reforms that will further reduce the red tape burden for charities fundraising in New South Wales. 

From 1 July, charities registered with the ACNC can access a more simpler application process when applying to NSW Fair Trading to receive or renew an authority to fundraise in that state. Registered charities that are fundraising authority holders will not be required to submit a separate annual return to NSW Fair Trading – they will only need to report to the ACNC. 

This reporting arrangement applies from the 2021 Annual Information Statement.  

Acting ACNC Commissioner Anna Longley praised these reforms as yet another step in reducing the regulatory burden for charities.  

“These reforms will make it easier for charities to fundraise in New South Wales, allowing them to focus on their charitable purposes,” Ms Longley said. “One of our main goals is to reduce the regulatory burden for charities by minimising duplication and harmonising reporting.” 

For more information about these changes, visit the ACNC website or the NSW Fair Trading website.