Terms and conditions

Fundraising guidelines

By registering as a Community Fundraiser for Beyond Blue you:

  • understand that all fundraising activities must align with Beyond Blue's values and Beyond Blue reserves the right to reject any fundraising activity or donation based on misapplication of its values.
  • confirm that by registering to fundraise you are acting on behalf of and with the authority and power to bind those individuals and companies named as the Community Fundraiser.
  • confirm that your proposed fundraising activity complies with all relevant legislative and local government requirements and that all appropriate permits, licenses and insurance for fundraising in the state and/or territory where the activity is to be held will or have been obtained.
  • will not exploit the position as a Community Fundraiser and/or the association with Beyond Blue for personal gain.
  • agree that all personal and sensitive information associated with the proposed fundraising activity will be handled in accordance with all relevant privacy legislation.
  • confirm that any fundraising activity costs shall at all times be held to a percentage of revenue which is generally acceptable within the not-for-profit sector and by the public.
  • will ensure that financial and activity reports are made available to the public, including the amounts raised, how the money was spent and the net proportion donated to Beyond Blue.
  • confirm that any monies raised or donated during the fundraising activity will be used for the stated purpose for which they were raised and within any specified timeframe.
  • agree to seek permission to use the Beyond Blue name and/or ‘Proudly supporting’ logo on materials related to the fundraising activity.
  • agree not to align Beyond Blue with any pharmaceutical, insurance, gambling, alcohol or tobacco organisations in relation to the fundraising activity.
  • agree not to engage in telemarketing or door-to-door fundraising.
  • give consent for photographs or other information you provide from the event to be published online or in publications by Beyond Blue.
  • give consent to Beyond Blue using and disclosing your personal information to Beyond Blue's agencies and other third parties engaged to provide services in connection with fundraising activities and the purposes set out in the Privacy Policy of Beyond Blue which is available at https://www.beyondblue.org.au/general/privacy-policy.

National, state and territory laws

All fundraising activities must comply with all relevant national, state and territory laws and regulations. In each state and territory, there is a Charitable Fundraising Act or equivalent to which Beyond Blue and people fundraising on behalf of Beyond Blue must adhere to. You also need to be aware of regulations relating to liquor licensing, preparation of food and holding raffles or auctions.

To find out more about fundraising legislation in your state or territory, please contact the relevant authority listed below.

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Office of Regulatory Services

ors.act.gov.au

New South Wales

NSW Fair Trading

fairtrading.nsw.gov.au

Northern Territory

Office of Consumer and Business Services

consumeraffairs.nt.gov.au

Queensland

Office of Fair Trading

fairtrading.qld.gov.au

South Australia

Office of Consumer and Business Services

cbs.sa.gov.au

Tasmania

Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading

consumer.tas.gov.au

Victoria

Consumer Affairs Victoria

consumer.vic.gov.au

Western Australia

Department of Commerce

commerce.wa.gov.au

Third party permits

You may be required to obtain permits for your event or fundraising activities. Check with your relevant authority and local council to ensure that you have all permits needed to serve food, alcohol, hold an event in public, and conduct all fundraising activities for your event.

Insurance

You may be required to obtain public liability insurance for your fundraising event or activity. Unfortunately, Beyond Blue cannot provide insurance. Tip: depending on what type of coverage they have, your local venue may be able to put you under their public liability insurance policy.

Money matters

As a valued Community Fundraiser and activity/event organiser, you are responsible for all financial aspects of the activity or event, including record-keeping, management of funds and ensuring that all funds raised online and offline are received by Beyond Blue.

Your basic obligations are to ensure that:

  • you keep and provide Beyond Blue with accurate financial records of your fundraising event or activity.
  • all funds raised online and offline are received by Beyond Blue within 28 days of completion of fundraising.
  • expenses incurred for the fundraising event or activity do not exceed more than 30 per cent of the total funds raised. Please note that Beyond Blue will not be able to pay or reimburse any expenses incurred.

Tax-deductible donations

All donations over $2 are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt. Please note that the following cannot be issued with a tax-deductible receipt:

  • Purchase of a good or service related to a Beyond Blue fundraiser
  • Purchase of raffle tickets
  • Purchase of an auction item
  • Goods or services donated for a fundraising event or activity
  • Monies received and or/donated on behalf of others

Remember, everyone who donates to your online fundraising page is automatically issued with a tax-deductible receipt.