Yes, because Médecins Sans Frontières Australia is required by law to be accountable for the activity we must issue an authority stating our approval and the conditions under which you can fundraise. In addition, in some states of Australia the fundraiser must also apply for permission to fundraise from their state authority.
Yes. However each time you raise funds, Médecins Sans Frontières Australia will need to issue an authority for the specific project and period that covers the activity. Simply complete our online application form and we will be in touch.
No, Médecins Sans Frontières Australia must approve all fundraising activities before they commence.
No, there are a number of activities that Médecins Sans Frontières Australia can’t authorise for community fundraising projects, and this includes general cash collections in public places or door-to-door approaches by individuals. Therefore Médecins Sans Frontières Australia does not issue identification badges, cards or collection tins.
The easiest way to do this is by setting up an Everyday Hero online donation page: https:// nfp.everydayhero.com/au/medecins-sans-frontieres-australia. Alternatively, your friends and family can donate with a donation form or by telephone in celebration of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries etc. Please check our Other Ways to Donate page of the Médecins Sans Frontières Australia website for further information.
Médecins Sans Frontières Australia cannot allocate funds to cover insurance for this purpose nor does our public liability cover community fundraising events.
For security reasons we are unable to allow supporters to fundraise for trips to countries where we have projects operating. Similarly, we are unable to allow members of the public to visit our international projects.
You are welcome to make a request for a staff member or field worker to attend your event. Due to limited staff and volunteer resources, this is not always possible. However you can certainly make a request, but please note it may take six weeks before we can confirm. You can make a request online: www.msf.org.au/request-speaker
If you would like to send out press releases then these must be approved by Médecins Sans Frontières Australia prior to distribution. In addition, Médecins Sans Frontières Australia may allow use of our logo, depending on the proposed usage.
Médecins Sans Frontières Australia should be named as the beneficiary of the project, for example including "proceeds of the event will go to Médecins Sans Frontières Australia", on all tickets or promotional flyers. In addition, the percentage or actual portion or gross proceeds donated to Médecins Sans Frontières should be disclosed to all participants.
Médecins Sans Frontières Australia can issue tax receipts for donations but only to individuals or organisations who make a donation without receiving a product or service in return. Tax receipts can’t be issued for donated services like entertainment or exhibition set-up.
No, as we don't have the resources or systems to convert them into donated funds, we are unable to accept material goods. Equipment and medicines for the field are prepared by our logistics teams in our warehouses in Europe.