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FIA Code

Following an 18 month review of fundraising self-regulation, in June 2017 the FIA board approved a new Code for professional fundraising in Australia. 

Administration of the new Code will be overseen by a Code Authority whose responsibilities will include ongoing monitoring, complaints adjudication and compliance training. The new Code will be enforced from 1 January 2018. 

View the FIA Code here.

Have your say on the FIA Code here.

If you'd prefer to provide your feedback via email, please send it to

FIA Draft Code webinar
Thank you to all who participated in the FIA Draft Code webinar for a useful, constructive dialogue. A recording of the webinar is available here

Draft Practice Notes
Following the issue of the Code, FIA will be gradually releasing draft practice notes.

The following draft practice notes are now available for feedback:

People in Vulnerable Circumstances

Telephone Fundraising

Workplace Giving 

Grants Fundraising 

Overseas Aid Fundraising

SMS Fundraising

Promotional Materials

Applying the Code: Professionals vs Organisations

Fundraising Supplier Agreements

Charitable Gaming Fundraising

Code Training requirements

Face to Face Fundraising

Providing an Opt-Out in Charity Mailings

Have your say on the draft practice notes here, or email your feedback to

Code Administration
Our proposed administration of the FIA Code can be viewed here and feedback is welcome.