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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Lotteries and Art Unions Regulation 2014 NSW

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within 28 days.

Administering agency

Department of Industry

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Trade Promotions and Lotteries

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Department of Industry

Operating address: Level 6
323 Castlereagh Street
Haymarket, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 1300 024 720
Website: Liquor and Gaming NSW (Opens in new window)