Authority to Conduct a Trade Promotion Lottery - New South Wales


You will need this authority to conduct a trade promotion lottery. Please be aware that this authority is only required if the total value of all prizes exceeds $10,000.

A trade promotion lottery is a free-to-enter lottery that promotes goods and services supplied by a business, where chance determines the award of a prize or prizes. A trade promotion lottery is sometimes known as a sweepstake, competition, contest or give-away.

This authority is required to make sure that your lottery is conducted fairly and that you comply with a number of legal responsibilities. Please note that the lottery rules, also known as terms and conditions, must be readily available to potential entrants for free.

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 authority, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • apply on behalf of a business (for instance a sole proprietor, a partnership or a company) with a registered ABN
  • lodge an application form and any required information
  • comply with the information described in the attached document, and any other applicable legislation.


One, three or five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

1 year:

  • lodged online - $441.00
  • not lodged online - $477.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All

3 years:

  • lodged online - $679.00
  • not lodged online - $715.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All

5 years:

  • lodged online - $918.00
  • not lodged online - $954.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Community Gaming Act 2018 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Community Gaming Regulation 2020 New South Wales

Application process


The Agency recommends applying through the online service, as this is faster and cheaper.

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.