You will require this licence if you intend to conduct a public lottery (a lottery or soccer football pool).
There are currently two public lottery licences in place, held by Tattersall's Sweeps Pty Ltd and Intralot Australia Pty Ltd.
The responsible Government Minister may call for registrations of interest in public lottery licences periodically. If the registration of interest meets certain requirements, the application must be referred to the agency for consideration.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- be a person who has a physical place of business in Victoria
- have registered with the Minister an interest in the grant of a public lottery licence
- make an application for a public lottery licence to the Minister which must be in the approved form and contain the specified information and documentation as required by the Minister
- lodge your application in accordance with the procedural requirements specified by the Minister
- pay the prescribed application fee.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
A public lottery licence must specify the public lottery authorised to be conducted by the licence and may be subject to such conditions as the Minister may impose. The licence may authorise preparatory action to be taken provided such action is not taken more than 12 months before the time the licence takes effect.
A new application is required to the Minister when the licence expires (after 10 years) as it is not renewable but the Minister may grant one extension for 12 months on the existing licence. The Minister may require the payment of a tax known as a premium payment in consideration for the licence in an amount determined by the Minister.
Please consult the VCGLR or Ministers Office for further information, or seek legal advice..
Takes effect at time of issue or as specified in licence and is valid for 10 years (unless terminated earlier). May be extended by the Minister once for further 12 months.
Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.
Public Lottery Licence Application - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Department of Justice and Regulation
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (Victoria)
Gambling Regulations 2015 (Victoria)
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