Standard Lottery Permit - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to fundraise using a standard lottery. A standard lottery is any system in which prizes are distributed by chance, other than a continuing lottery. The most common forms of standard lottery are a raffle or calcutta.

You will not require this permit if the total prize pool is less than $200 and your event is:

  • a guessing competition or any other competition in which success does not depend to a substantial degree on the exercise of skill
  • a number game based on sporting achievements of a public nature
  • a raffle, chocolate wheel, art union or other scheme or device for the disposition of property.

You may use a lottery to raise money if you are a charitable group, community-based organisation or sporting body.

Please note that conducting a standard lottery for private gain or as a commercial undertaking is prohibited. If you intend to donate money raised to a charity or other community organisation, that charity or community organisation will also have to advise the Agency on what the use of funds will be and confirm that they will not be used for private gain or commercial undertaking.

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:

  • provide details for your lottery, including the purpose for which it is conducted, the proposed dates, number of tickets, price of tickets, and amount of prize money on offer
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

If a prize with a value over $20,000 will be included in a lottery, a bank guarantee or security deposit must be provided.

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


Single event only.


  • For a period of up to 7 days, where prizes do not exceed the value of $5000: $30
  • For a period of up to 7 days, where prizes exceed the value of $5000: $74
ApplicationFees for a period of up to 3 months will vary from $48 to $697 depending on the prize value.

Administering agency

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Act(s) name

Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Gaming and Wagering Commission
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Mailing address:
PO BOX 6119
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Mailing address:
Gordon Stephenson House
Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000

Toll Free:

1800 634 541


08 6551 4888


08 9325 1041


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