Raffle Compliance

In Australia each state has its own raffle regulations overseen by a government body. When planning a raffle your first consideration should be to review the raffle regulations for each state to ensure your raffle is legal.

Below is a quick reference to some standard raffle regulations that apply in the various states of Australia.

 

Victoria

Useful links:

https://www.vcglr.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/guide_to_planning_a_fundraiser_0.pdf

https://www.nfplaw.org.au/raffles

https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/help/fundraising-legislation#vic

Contact details:

Ph. 1300 182 457 (VCGRL)

 

Queensland

Useful links:

https://www.nfplaw.org.au/raffles

https://www.fundraisingdirectory.com.au/queensland-raffle-rules/

https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/help/fundraising-legislation#qld

Contact details:

Ph. 13 74 68

Email: OLGRlicensing@justice.qld.gov.au

 

New South Wales

Useful links:

https://www.nfplaw.org.au/raffles

https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/games-of-chance/community-gaming/charities-and-not-for-profits-only/art-unions

https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/help/fundraising-legislation#nsw

Contact details:

Ph. 13 32 20

 

Tasmania

Useful links:

https://www.treasury.tas.gov.au/Documents/Raffles%20Rules%20%26%20Conditions.pdf

https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/help/fundraising-legislation#tas

Contact details:

Ph. 03 6166 4040 (Hobart), 03 6777 2777 (Launceston)

Email: gaming@treasury.tas.gov.au

 

Western Australia

Useful links:

https://www.nfplaw.org.au/raffles

https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/docs/default-source/racing-gaming-and-liquor/gaming/standa-lotteries-(raffles).pdf?sfvrsn=ab72cb5b_3

https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/help/fundraising-legislation#wa

Contact details:

Ph. 08 6551 4888

Email: rgl@rgl.wa.gov.au

 

Northern Territory

Useful links:

https://nt.gov.au/industry/gambling/gambling/lotteries-community-gambling/conditions-on-lotteries-raffles-games

https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/help/fundraising-legislation#nt

Lotteries and Community Gambling’ nt.gov.au

Contact details:

Ph. 1800 193 111

Email: territory.businesscentre@nt.gov.au

 

ACT

Useful links:

https://www.gamblingandracing.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/746621/Charitable-Gaming-Information-and-Conditions-Feb-10.pdf

https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/help/fundraising-legislation#act

https://www.gamblingandracing.act.gov.au/industry/lotteries?SQ_DESIGN_NAME=spf2&SQ_ACTION=set_design

Contact details:

Ph. 02 6207 0361

 

South Australia

Useful links:

https://www.nfplaw.org.au/raffles

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/family-and-community/community-organisations/fundraising-for-organisations/lotteries

https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/help/fundraising-legislation#sa

Contact details:

Ph. 13 18 82

 

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