Plastics bans information for community organisations and not-for-profits

Community groups and not-for-profits must not supply banned items as part of a service, for regular activities or during events or fundraising activities.

Community groups and not-for-profits includes charities, welfare services, religious bodies, education providers, and fundraising events.

If your organisation operates a kiosk, café, canteen, markets, stalls or hosts events it must not supply banned items unless in accordance with an exemption. Banned items cannot be sold or given away for free.

The ban applies even if the items are made from biodegradable, compostable, or bio-plastics. This includes those made from Australian certified compostable plastic.

Banned plastic items