PETA's Donation Refund Policy
In the event that a donation is made to PETA via PETA.org.au as a result of fraud or misuse or in the event of accidental duplicate transactions, PETA will refund the donation amount electronically back to the same card that was used to make the original transaction, provided the request is made within 14 days of the transaction. Please contact us stating the details you gave when you made the donation and the date and time.
If you become aware that your card has been used fraudulently, please contact your card provider.
Fundraising Terms and Conditions
If you are planning an event to benefit PETA Australia, please take note of the types of support that PETA Australia can and cannot offer, review PETA Australia's fundraising event guidelines and create an account on the PETA fundraisers page at least 45 days prior to your event so that it can be reviewed. Please note that only those events that meet specific criteria and that legitimately and genuinely benefit PETA Australia will be approved.
If your event requires additional support from PETA Australia (such as the types shown below), you must e-mail [email protected]. A representative will respond in time for your event to let you know whether the use of PETA Australia's name and materials will be authorised for your event. If you want to use PETA Australia's name in promotional materials to be published or distributed prior to the event, please allow ample advance time for a response regarding those materials as well.
What Can PETA Australia Offer?
- Support materials, such as leaflets, vegetarian/vegan starter kits and stickers
- Permission to use the phrases "In support of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Australia" and "Proceeds benefit PETA Australia" in promotional materials
- A special thank-you letter and certificate after your fundraiser is complete
- In some cases, a staff representative or speaker for your event (PETA Australia will attempt to provide, but cannot guarantee that it will provide, a staff representative or speaker.)
What Can't PETA Australia Do?
- Guarantee staff or volunteer support at or for your event
- Become a sponsor, partner or member
- Promote your event or product to our members
- Provide celebrity access
- Other than in the limited manner explicitly stated in these guidelines, authorise use of the PETA Australia name or logo
The following are PETA Australia's guidelines for fundraising events. Please read them carefully, as both parties must agree to them before we can proceed:
- All promotional materials related to an event benefiting PETA Australia must be reviewed and approved by PETA Australia prior to their production and distribution.
- Use of the PETA Australia logo is not permitted in any manner or medium for fundraisers.
- Publicity materials and efforts may not imply that the event is sponsored or cosponsored by PETA Australia or that PETA Australia is involved in any way other than as the beneficiary. Publicity materials (1) should list the event name followed by "In support of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Australia" or "Proceeds benefit People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Australia" and (2) must conspicuously state that neither the event nor the organising body is affiliated with, sponsored by or endorsed by PETA Australia.
- All promotional materials must clearly state the exact percentage of proceeds that will benefit PETA Australia.
- If the event's advertisements suggest that a percentage of the proceeds will benefit PETA Australia, the sponsor should be prepared to provide PETA Australia with access to revenue and expense accounting documents.
- The event's expenses should be kept to a maximum of 35 per cent of the gross revenue.
- If the event organiser plans to seek corporate sponsorship, PETA Australia requires advance notification in order to confirm that such sponsorship would be in line with PETA Australia's mission.
- PETA Australia is not responsible for marketing, ticket sales or other administrative aspects of third-party events. Event sponsors must have the means to sell tickets and publicise their event.
- Only the final net proceeds will be processed by PETA Australia. Third-party revenues and expenses should never flow through PETA Australia.
- The event organiser is responsible for obtaining any necessary permits and clearances required by the government and for ensuring that the event or activity is in compliance with all applicable laws. The event organiser must also obtain appropriate insurance coverage to PETA Australia's satisfaction.
- If donations are derived from the sale or promotion of products, those products must be vegan, cruelty-free and approved by PETA Australia. For additional clarification, direct questions to PETA Australia.
- If donations are derived from the sale of goods that are subject to tax, the event organiser bears full responsibility for tax registration and for payment of any tax owed to the government.
- If donations are derived from sponsorship solicitations from the public or the participants' relatives, then the participants must clearly state that they are raising money "in aid of PETA Australia".
- PETA Australia does not permit the following forms of third-party fundraising:
- Programmes that raise money on commission
- Events that encourage or involve behaviour that is counter to the PETA Australia mission or is unlawful
- Events involving the promotion or support of a political party or a candidate for public office or those that appear to endorse a political activity
- If the fundraiser is cancelled or rescheduled, the organiser will notify PETA Australia as soon as possible – at least 48 hours prior to the event's originally scheduled start time.
- PETA Australia reserves the right to withdraw the use of its name at any time.