Continuing Lottery Permit - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to fundraise using a continuing lottery. A continuing lottery is when tickets are bought and then opened to possibly reveal a prize, also known as break open bingo tickets. Tickets may be sold by hand or vending machine for either cash prizes or goods.

A permit may be issued for a continuing lottery, in support of religious or charitable purposes or the promotion or advancement of social welfare including sports or games and cultural or public recreational activities.

Please note that conducting a continuing 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 have to advise the Agency on what the use of funds will be.

Your permit will specify the number of tickets which may be offered for sale, the price of tickets, and the premises or locations where tickets may be sold.

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 of 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.

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



Up to 12 months.



Permit of up to 7 days

Application$25.00For a permit valid for up to 12 months

Other resources

Approval time

Applications must be lodged at least 7 days before the proposed function / activity.

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)

Regulation(s) name

Gaming and Wagering Commission Regulations 1988 (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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