Major Lottery Licence - South Australia

Service summary

A major lottery licence is required by associations wishing to conduct a fundraiser lottery in which the total prize value exceeds $5,000.

If the total prize value is $5,000 or less no licence is required. However the lottery must be conducted in accordance with the minor lottery conditions.

All money received from the conduct of a major lottery must be placed into a bank account operated by the association. Accurate accounts of all income and expenditure must also be kept separate, and accounts must be audited by a qualified auditor.

Within one month of the expiry of the licence period, the licensee must furnish the Minister with a financial statement.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Only associations can conduct major lotteries. A major lottery may only be conducted to raise funds for an approved purpose.


For the period of the lottery.


$8.30 application fee.

Credit card, cheque, money order or cash.

Additional information

If the association is applying for a licence for the first time, they must provide a copy of the association's constitution, names and addresses of the management committee and the number of current financial members.

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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