Permit to Conduct a Trade Promotion Lottery - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to conduct a trade promotion lottery in NSW. 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 permit is required to make sure that your lottery is conducted fairly and that you comply with a number of legal responsibilities. You will not require this permit if the winner is judged against specific criteria.

Please note that the lottery rules, also known as terms and conditions, must be readily available to potential entrants for free.

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:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be applying for the permit 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
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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


Variable (maximum 12 months).


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Lotteries and Art Unions Regulation 2014 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.

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
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)