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Members of the community who donate food to charities are protected from civil liability.

Food donors in New South Wales are protected from civil liability under Part 8A of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW).

In general, this Act protects food donors from civil liability where food is donated for a charitable purpose with the intention that the consumer will not have to pay for the food, and where the food was safe to consume at the time of donation.

Click here for the full provisions of the Civil Liability Amendment (Food
Donations) Act 2005 (NSW), which introduced Part 8A into the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW).

For details of the similar protection for food donors in the ACT, Click here.

For details of the similar protection for food donors in South Australia, Click here.

Food is collected and distributed at no cost to the food donor or the recipient charity.