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Charitable Gaming - Approval to Conduct a Game - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this approval if you operate a charitable organisation and intend to hold fundraising gaming nights. This includes but is not limited to:

  • baccarat
  • blackjack
  • craps
  • a lottery that is not approved
  • a pool betting competition.

You will not need this approval if you intend to conduct games of:

  • backgammon
  • chess
  • bridge
  • scrabble.

A charitable organisation is an organisation, society, institution or body carried on for a religious, educational, benevolent or charitable purpose, other than one carried on for securing financial benefit to its members.

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 approval you must ensure:

  • the charitable organisation is a suitable organisation to hold an approval
  • the rules of the game are fair and reasonable
  • the rules and method of conduct can easily be understood by participants
  • the primary purpose of conducting the game is to raise funds for a stated entity for a stated charitable purpose
  • your charitable organisation must be responsible for the promotion and conduct of the game and the event at which the game is conducted
  • the game is not conducted in a place that is a gambling facility of a licensee
  • no more than 3 events are held in 12 months under this approval.


Up to 12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $65.00

Fees for 2024-25.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Unlawful Gambling Act 2009 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Unlawful Gambling Regulation 2010 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.