Registered charities no longer need to apply for a fundraising licence in Queensland
From 1 May 2023, charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) no longer need to separately register with the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for permission to fundraise. Now, charities just need to notify the OFT that they intend to fundraise.
Registered charities that notify OFT in this fashion will also only need to submit annual reporting to the ACNC.
This brings Queensland in line with Victoria, South Australia, the ACT and NSW which have all simplified fundraising licensing requirements for registered charities.