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Promotions and competitions

Lotteries, raffles and games of chance may be used by businesses to promote a particular product or service, to raise money for non-profit organisations or by registered clubs to increase membership.

Our office regulates the operation of community-based lottery activities in NSW, including common forms of promotions and competitions, known as community gaming, such as lotteries, raffles and games of chance.

Lotteries and Art Unions Regulation 2014

The new Lotteries and Art Unions Regulation 2014 has been made and it commenced on 1 September 2014. The regulation can be viewed on the NSW Legislation website.

Here is a link to the report on the outcome of the public consultation on the draft regulation.

Forms of community gaming permitted under the law are:

The promotions and competitions pages provide important information about the laws relating to lotteries, raffles and games of chance, how to apply for permits, community gaming in other states and territories and income tax provisions.

Approvals for permits for trade promotion lotteries can take up to 20 working days for online applications, and up to 25 working days for paper based applications.

Approvals for permits for other types of lotteries and games of chance (eg: Art Unions, Charity Housie, etc) can take up to 20 working days.

You can search a register of authorised lotteries and games of chance in NSW at
www.licence.nsw.gov.au Links to external site.

Contact us

If you have an inquiry about trade promotion lotteries please phone (02) 9995 0666 or email us at Email lottery.inquiries@olgr.nsw.gov.au.

If you have an inquiry about charitable fundraising please phone (02) 9995 0666 or email Email charity.inquiries@olgr.nsw.gov.au

Street address:
c/- NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing
Level 6, 323 Castlereagh Street
HAYMARKET

Postal address:
GPO BOX 7060
SYDNEY NSW 2001