Major Bingo Licence - South Australia

Service summary

A major bingo licence is required by Associations to conduct fundraiser bingo sessions. This covers the forms of the game known as Housie or Housie Housie, played by the method commonly known as 'eyes down'. A licence is required when the gross proceeds derived from a session exceed $500.

If the gross proceeds derived are less than $500 from a session no licence is required. However, the lottery must be conducted in accordance with the minor bingo lottery conditions.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Only constituted associations can conduct fundraiser bingo sessions. A bingo session may only be conducted to raise funds for an approved purpose.


12 months.


$8.30 application fee.

Credit card, cheque, money order or cash.

Additional information

If an association is applying for a new major bingo licence, they must provide a copy of the association's constitution, names and addresses of the management committee and the number of current financial members.
If the association is renewing their major bingo licence, the renewal application should be forwarded together with any outstanding financial statements.

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services
Lottery Licensing

Act(s) name

Lottery & Gaming Act 1936 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Lottery & Gaming Regulations 2008 (South Australia)

Contact details

Team Leader, Determinations

Office hours - 8.30am to 5pm (CST)

Operating address:
Level 3
50 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 672
Adelaide SA 5001





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