Authority to Fundraise

Special requirements for charity auctions

Charitable fundraising is closely regulated by government and is subject to various Australian laws.
Special requirements apply to charities and people selling on behalf of charities to comply with eBay policy guidelines and legal requirements.

If you are a registered charity you must include in each eBay listing:

    1. the charity’s tax-deductibility status
    2. the following statement
      [insert charity name] is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN [insert 11 digit ABN]*

If you are fundraising on behalf of a registered charity you must:

  1. obtain written consent from the registered charity – which includes:
    1.  The charity’s ABN
    2. Your name or eBay user ID
    3. The dates of event or listings
    4. The donation amount (percentage of final sale price)
    5. The signature of one of the organisation’s officers
  2. upload a readable image/scan of the written consent into each listing
  3. include the details of the charitable organisation in each listing
  4. include a statement about the percentage being donated to the charity.

See eBay’s Charity and Fundraising Policy for further detail

PayPal Australia has strict requirements for accounts that receive fundraising payments for charities and non-profits so it can complete due diligence for its regulators.


Certificate of Authenticity

Selling Signed/Autographed Items on eBay - Include a Certificate of Authenticity

When a ‘signed’ item is offered for sale on eBay, we recommend including a certificate of authenticity (COA) or Letter of Authenticity (LOA) in the eBay listing to demonstrate that the item is genuine. This is because if eBay has a concern about an item’s authenticity, eBay may remove the listing from the site. eBay also recommends that the following be included when listing a ‘signed’ item:

  • A clear photo of the actual autographed item
  • A clear photo of the COA or LOA
  • Information about the COA or LOA, including the name of the person or company issuing the certificate
  • Refund policy, in case a reputable dealer informs eBay that the item is “likely not authentic”

Tickets & Vouchers

Planning on selling tickets or gift vouchers on eBay?

Complete the form so we can get cracking on setting up your fundraiser auction.
Each form shows all of the fields that can apply to auctions for tickets on eBay and additional details required for charity auctions.
If you are planning to sell multiple similar tickets or gift vouchers ask about our custom spreadsheets for bulk file upload.


Car Bike or Boat

Thinking of selling a car, bike or boat on eBay?

Complete the form so we can get cracking on setting up your fundraiser auction.
The form shows all of the fields that can apply to car, bike and boat sales on eBay – whether you choose to sell at a fixed price (Buy It Now) or auction. Please also complete the additional details required for charity auctions.