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


You will require this approval if you operate a charitable organisation and you 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 require this approval if you intend to conduct games of:

  • backgammon
  • chess
  • bridge
  • scrabble.

A charitable organisation is an association, society, institution or body carried on for a religious, educational, benevolent or charitable purpose, other than one carried on for the purpose of securing pecuniary benefits to its members.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 approval you must:

  • be a suitable applicant and eighteen years or over
  • have a charitable organisation that is considered suitable
  • not have been convicted or found guilty of an offence that contravenes the relevant legislation within five years prior to making your application
  • comply with other specified requirements
  • pay the relevant fees.

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


No longer than 12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $58.00

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Licensing and Regulation

ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 0359
Website: ACT Gambling and Racing Commission (Opens in new window)