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Running Australian disaster relief funds

Information about the deductible gift recipient category Australian disaster relief fund (ADRF).

Last updated 28 July 2020

You may want to help victims of disasters through raising money to provide assistance.

This page will help you if you are interested in setting up and administering a fund for the strict purpose of providing assistance after a disaster.

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Information on defining a disaster, spending donated funds, donor tax deductions and making payments from the fund.

The importance of separate ADRFs for each disaster and the option of working with an existing DGR.

An overview and details of how your fund can use money, along with information on what is excluded.

The effect of being a public benevolent institution (PBI).

Planning to wind up your Australian disaster relief fund (ADRF), including timeframes and sample wind up clauses.