Approval to Conduct a Lottery - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to hold a lottery in the Australian Capital Territory. There are a wide range of lottery-type activities that require approval, including:

  • Trade promotion lotteries;
  • Raffles;
  • Housie;
  • Calcuttas;
  • Card jackpot raffles; and
  • Lucky envelope raffle.

A lottery is an arrangement where prizes are drawn, thrown or competed for by lot, dice or any other mode of chance. There are exemptions from requiring approval if the total prize value does not exceed a certain amount. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for approval you must:

  • Submit the correct application form relating to the type of lottery you intend to conduct; and
  • Pay the required fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

For types of lotteries that are not trade promotion lotteries fees range from nil to $795, depending on the total prize value. Detailed fees are listed on the attached document.

Application

For trade promotion lotteries fees range from $199 to $3178, depending on the total value of prizes. Detailed fees are listed on the attached document.

Administering agency

ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

Act(s) name

Lotteries Act 1964 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

The Lotteries Officer
ACT Gambling and Racing Commission


Phone:

02 62070361

Fax:

02 62077390
lotteries@act.gov.au

Supporting information

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