Fundraising Rules

It is important that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities when fundraising. Depending on the state or territory you live in and the type of event you are holding you will have to comply with the appropriate regulations on safety, food handling, alcohol and gambling.

Fundraising Rules & Regulations

Each state will have their own Charitable Fundraising Act that outlines what you are responsible for. You will also need to check with your local council to see if you need any permits for the type of event you hold.

For more information on fundraising regulations on the state and territory level:

Australian Capital Territory
ACT Office of Regulatory Services

New South Wales
NSW Fair Trading

Northern Territory
Office of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading

Office of Fair Trading

South Australia
Office of Consumer and Business Services

Office of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Western Australia
Department of Commerce

Authority to Fundraise

You must complete a Fundraising Proposal and receive an Authority to Fundraise letter from us before you can start fundraising. This is so that we can see whether your fundraiser complies with our fundraising guidelines.

Please note that we have the right to decline fundraising applications for activities that we believe are contradictory to our mission and purpose, that fail to comply with our guidelines and that will have a negative impact on our name and brand.

For the purpose of fundraising in our name, we do not endorse telemarketing, door to door fundraising or any activity that has an association with alcohol, tobacco or gaming organisations.

Using our Logo

Once you have your Authority to Fundraise letter we can provide you with our logo to use in promoting your event. Any promotional materials you use will have to be approved by MPA before you distribute them by sending them to info@melanomapatients.org.au.

We have limited availability of resources. If you would like to chat to us to see what we have available please email us.

In talking about your event it’s important that you use the phrase ‘Proudly supporting Melanoma Patients Australia’. We ask that you do this so that the public know you are responsible for the fundraiser and it is not an activity of MPA. For example, instead of calling your event ‘Melanoma Patients Australia’s Golf Day’, call it ‘A Golf Day Proudly Supporting Melanoma Patients Australia’.

Finance and Receipting

The easiest way to collect money is through an Just Giving fundraising page. The money donated through the site is given directly to us so you don’t need to worry about handling money, and your supporters will automatically receive a tax receipt.

If you receive cash donations you can deposit the funds directly to us by an EFT transfer.

Our details are:

BSB: 124 001
Account number: 208 298 92
Account name: Melanoma Patients Australia

If you wish to pay by check, please make the amount payable to Melanoma Patients Australia and post to:

Attn: Melanoma Patients Australia Fundraising
PO Box 308
Varsity Lakes 4227

Alternatively, you can pay by credit or debit card through our website here

If you require a tax receipt for your EFT donation please email info@melanomapatients.org.au including the following details

  • name of the person or organisation for receipting
  • date of donation
  • amount donated
  • contact details for where the receipt is to be sent

Tax deductible receipts can be issued for donations of $2 or above. Please note that the following items do not qualify for a tax-deductible receipt

  • purchase of tickets to attend a fundraising event
  • purchase of raffle tickets
  • purchase of merchandise such as pens or chocolates
  • goods received in kind

If your donors require receipts you will have to record their donation amount, their name and postal address and supply us with that information following the end of the fundraiser. We will issue a receipt directly to them.

Thank you so much for your support, at MPA we appreciate every effort taken to support our cause. With your help, we can make sure that no one affected by melanoma walks alone.