The Queensland Charities and Associations Online Register indicates whether a charity is registered to fundraise in Queensland or if an association is incorporated in Queensland.
Search the register to find out if an organisation is a registered charity or is authorised to fundraise.
Identifying genuine collectors
Legitimate street and door-to-door charity collectors should:
- wear prominent identification, such as an armlet or badge
- issue receipts (unless a collection box is used, or the donation is given in exchange for a promotional item such as a badge, emblem, pen or artificial flower)
- be able to produce a current written authority from the association for which they claim to be collecting
- be 15 years or older, or be accompanied by an adult
- door knock between 9 am and 5 pm.
If you don´t think a collector is genuine, do not make a donation. Note down a description of the collector and their vehicle and report it to us.
Viewing or copying charity records
If you want more specific information about a registered charity, call us to request the documents you would like to view or get copies of. We will locate the files (some may be off-site), let you know when they are available and quote you a cost based on the number of documents and pages requested.
Available documents include:
- the organisation´s constitution
- names of the organisation´s governing body
- audited financial statements.
Viewing documents in person
Because many of the files are stored off-site, you will need to call us beforehand. We will need 5 to 7 days to obtain them.
Getting copies of documents
You can request copies of documents about registered charities. You need to fax our Registration Services branch with authorisation to debit your credit card. The fee for copies is $2.70 per page (electronic, fax or print).
Last reviewed 28/05/2012