Permit to Conduct an Art Union (Raffle or Lottery) - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to conduct a raffle or lottery (an art union) to raise funds for a non-profit organisation. An art union is a lottery (for instance, a raffle) where the total value of prizes exceeds $30,000. Prizes are distributed by a draw of tickets or marbles from a barrel or other receptacle, or by an electronic device.

A non-profit organisation is a body of persons which is not formed for private gain (for example, charities, sporting clubs, social clubs, registered clubs, political parties, trade unions and incorporated associations).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or over
  • submit the application form and all required information
  • comply with the information described in the attached document.

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






Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Comply Fact Sheet - Art Unions - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within 28 days.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Act(s) name

Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Lotteries and Art Unions Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Trade Promotions and Lotteries
Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Operating address:
GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Operating address:
Level 6
323 Castlereagh Street
Haymarket, New South Wales 2000


1300 024 720

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