Principal Executive Officers
The Charitable Collections Regulations 1947 requires the applicant for a charitable collections licence to provide details of the executive officers of the organisation. An application for a charitable collections licence must include the details of three (3) principal executive officers (PEO). Each PEO named on the application form must complete a principal executive officer declaration form.
A PEO includes the Trustees, Chairman, President, Committee Member, Secretary or Treasurer or any other person holding an executive position on the Board or Committee. Depending on the legal structure of your organisation the principal executive officers could include the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Chief Financial Officer or President, Treasurer and Secretary, or equivalent.
Part of the responsibility of the Charitable Collections Advisory Committee (CCAC) is to ensure all licence holders, and those administering any organisation holding a licence, are fit and proper person to deal with public collection monies. To assist with the exercise of this responsibility, all persons who have been identified as a PEO are required to provide a National Police Certificate (no older than six months) when lodging the principal executive officer declaration form.
Change of principal executive officers
Any change to a licensee’s PEOs must be notified to the CCAC within one month after the change.
A principal executive officer declaration form must be completed for each new PEO. The name of any person who has ceased as a PEO should also be included on this form. A National Police Certificate (no older than 6 months) is required for all new PEOs.
Renewing a Charitable Collections Licence
A charitable collections licence must be renewed every three years. A principal executive officer declaration form must be completed for each of the PEOs named on the Application to Renew.
A National Police Certificate (NPC) is not required for any continuing PEOs that have previously provided an NPC to this office. A NPC (no older than 6 months) is required for all new PEOs.
Lodging a form or application
You may lodge forms by email (preferred), post or in person.
The charities forms and publications page has additional details on:
- how to lodge a form
- how to contact us
- adititonal forms and publications for charities
Associations and Charities Branch
Telephone: (08) 6552 9364
Country callers: 1300 304 074
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