Permit to Conduct Fundraising Games of Chance - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to conduct a game of chance to raise funds for a charitable organisation. A game of chance is a game partly of skill and partly of chance. Fundraising games of chance include:

  • charity housie
  • lucky envelopes
  • chocolate wheels.

Please be aware that:

  • terms and conditions will apply
  • you may also require a separate approval to fundraise.

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 a permit you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • lodge an application and supply the details specified in the application form
  • comply with the information described in the attached documents.

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


For charity housie - variable but usually 1 year initially, 2 years and then renewable every 5 years. For lucky envelopes / chocolate wheels - maximum period of two years.


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.

Act(s) name

Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Lotteries and Art Unions Regulation 2014 New South Wales

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)