Your organisation must advertise for objections before registering it as a charity.
You must publish the notice in:
- a Brisbane published newspaper that circulates throughout Queensland, and
- another newspaper that is published at least five days a week and circulates throughout the area where the organisation's registered address is situated.
The draft advertisement must include
- a statement the organisation has applied for registration as a charity
- the objection process, including:
- where to lodge objections e.g. to the Minister with a copy to the registered address or residential address of applicant
- closing date for objections, such as one month after the application is filed with or posted to the Chief Executive.
An example of a draft advertisement would be worded as follows:
"Application was lodged with the Department of Justice and Attorney-General , on <date of lodgement of application> for the registration of <name of organisation> as a charity under the provisions of the Collections Act 1966. Any objection to the said registration must be filed in the approved form with the Minister and a copy served on the secretary of <name of organisation> at <registered address or residential address of applicant> by <date one month after the application is filed with or posted to the Chief Executive>."
Any person affected by the registration can lodge an objection within one month of the advertisement. See objections to registration of a charity.
Last reviewed 09/12/2011