Renewing a charity licence
On 1 July 2020, Consumer Protection introduced continuous licences for Western Australian charitable collectors. These reforms are being implemented in stages and all licences issued between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020 will be cancelled and re-issued as continuous licences.
For all remaining licence holders, an application for a continuous licence will be required when the existing licence becomes due for its next renewal and can be made by submitting an Application for WA charitable collections licence form.
Licence holders must ensure the application is lodged with Consumer Protection at least six weeks before the licence expiry date to ensure the renewal can be processed before the licence expires.
All renewal applications are referred to the Charitable Collections Advisory Committee who meet on a monthly basis to consider applications and make recommendations to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection.
If the organisation’s licence expires it will not be able to conduct any charitable collections until such time as the renewal has been processed and a licence re-issued.
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