You need to apply for a Fundraising Permit if you want to run a fundraising event on Council land, including footpaths, public car parks or roads. If you don't have a permit, penalties may apply.
Fundraising events include raising funds, attaining pledges or increasing public awareness for:
- national or international charities
- local churches
- not-for-profit clubs
- other local charities.
How to apply
To apply for a Fundraising Permit at least 10 business days before your event.
Before you submit your application, you need to provide a letter from the charity organisation you are representing indicating that you are acting on their behalf.
In most cases, permits are only issued for one location once a month for each organisation.
There is no fee for charity fundraising.
We'll email your permit if your application is successful. We'll contact you if we need more information.
If you have any questions, contact Local Laws on (03) 9278 4949.
If your event requires further Council permission, such as food permits, health-related permits, traffic plans or a Filming Permit, you will need to organise these permits, which may incur additional fees.