The following information is collated to help you in organising a hugely successful event. 
If you have any questions, the fundraising team are there to help.

Fundraising Terms & Conditions

All fundraisers for FAST Australia require approval. You will be issued with a fundraising authorisation letter which will assist with your event. Apply to fundraise here.

  • The individual to whom the Letter of authority is addressed will be responsible for the event.
  • You will need to ensure the safety of the event and if required, obtain public liability insurance.  Unfortunately the Foundation cannot provide public liability insurance cover on behalf of third parties. We would suggest you liaise with your venue to obtain details of your guests’ insurance cover.
  • You will need to ensure you fulfill your obligations with the appropriate State Authority for Fundraising e.g. Office of Fair Trading in Queensland. (We hold licences in all states).
  • Upon completion of your event, please provide all funds to FAST Australia as soon as possible so that we can complete receipting requirements.  Please also provide us with a tally of any donation receipts we can provide to your attendees.
  • Please ensure that your debts are NOT incurred in the name of FAST Australia as we will not be held responsible for any debt that we do not guarantee.

Complying with local and State Legislation

Different States and even different local councils have regulations about what you can and can't do in their jurisdiction. To make sure your event ticks all the right boxes, make sure you check with your relevant local council and agency below. 

State Fundraising Authorities  
ACT Office of Regulatory Services – for charitable collections
Phone: (02) 6207 0475
Fax: (02) 6207 0487
Mail: PO Box 225 Civic Square ACT 2608
ACT Gambling and Racing Commission – for raffles, houses and and lotteries
Phone: (02) 6207 0361
Fax: (02) 6207 7390
Mail: PO Box 214 Civic Square ACT 2608
NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing
Phone: (02) 9995 0666
Fax: (02) 9995 0611
Mail: GPO Box 7060 Sydney NSW 2001
SA Office of Liquor and Gambling
Phone: (08) 8226 8500
Fax: (08) 8226 8588
Mail: GPO Box 771 Adelaide SA 5001
QLD Office of Fair Trading
Phone: 13 13 04
Fax: N/A
Mail: GPO Box 311 Brisbane QLD 4001
TAS Gaming Commission, Liquor and Gaming Branch – for raffles and gaming
Phone: (03) 6233 2474
Fax: (03) 6234 1728
Mail: GPO Box 1374 Hobart TAS 7001
TAS Consumer Affairs and Trading – for charitable collections
Phone: (03) 6233 4523
Fax: (03) 6233 4882
Mail: GPO Box 1244 Hobart TAS 7001
VIC Consumer Affairs
Phone: 1300 558 181
Fax: (03) 9627 6007
Mail: GPO Box 123A Melbourne VIC 3001
VIC Commission for Gambling Regulation, Minor Gaming Unit
Phone: (03) 9651 3630(03) 9651 3630
Fax: (03) 9651 3246
Mail: GPO Box 1988 Melbourne VIC 3001
WA Department of Consumer and Employment Protection, Charitable Collections
Phone: (08) 9282 0832
Fax: (08) 9282 0948
Mail: Locked Bag 14 Cloister Square Perth WA 6850
FAST is registered as a charitable organisation and is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). This means that FAST can provide tax-deductible receipts to any person who makes a donation over $2.00.
As you fundraise please keep track of donations using our Donations Tracking Spreadsheet. Once your fundraising activity is complete please email the spreadsheet to
Receipts will be emailed out from FAST within 30 days of receiving the donations spreadsheet.

What is the difference between a donation & purchasing a ticket? 

If attendees or donors at an event are receiving something for their money; i.e. a ticket to an event or an item in a silent auction, then those monies are not tax deductible and a donation receipt cannot be issued by FAST Australia.  Monies received without reciprocation are donations, and tax deductible receipts can be provided.  However if you wish to add a donation portion onto your ticket prices, and that money is received by FAST Australia, we can issue a tax deductible donation for this portion. Any queries about this, please contact

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