Authority to Conduct a Sweep or Calcutta - New South Wales

Description

You will require this authority if you intend to conduct a sweep or calcutta on an approved event or for entertainment purposes. Please be aware that this authority is only required if the total value of all prizes exceeds $30,000.

A sweep is a game in which a person (a player) buys a ticket for a chance to win, by lot, a participant (horse or other contestant) in an approved event. The prize pool is distributed to the players who hold the successful participants. A calcutta follows the same method as a sweep up to the completion of the draw, where an auction takes place at which all ticket purchasers are entitled to bid for each participant as it is offered. Approved events are outlined in the attached document and include the Melbourne Cup, Australian Open and Bathurst 1000.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authority, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or over
  • supply the details specified in the application form including a copy of the proposed ticket and a copy of the rules of conditions of entry into the competition
  • comply with the information described in the attached document.

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

Duration

1, 3 or 5 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Applying for an Authority - DOCX (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Community Gaming Act 2018 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Community Gaming Regulation 2020 New South Wales

Application process

Apply

Complete the application form and supply all required information.

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within 28 days.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

NSW Fair Trading

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:

Lottery Enquiries

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Customer Service

Mailing address: PO BOX 972
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 13 32 20
Email: CElottery@customerservice.nsw.gov.au
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)