Permit to Conduct Fundraising Games of Chance - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to conduct a game of chance to raise funds for a charitable organisation. A game of chance is a game partly of skill and partly of chance. Fundraising games of chance include:

  • charity housie
  • lucky envelopes
  • chocolate wheels.

Please be aware that:

  • terms and conditions will apply
  • you may also require a separate approval to fundraise.

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 a permit you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • lodge an application and supply the details specified in the application form
  • comply with the information described in the attached documents.

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



For charity housie - variable but usually 1 year initially, 2 years and then renewable every 5 years. For lucky envelopes / chocolate wheels - maximum period of two years.



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

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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