You need this approval if you are an approved association or business that intend to conduct a trade lottery. A trade lottery is a game of chance conducted for promotional purposes and can involve elements of chance and skill.
A trade lottery with ticket sales of $5,000 or less is considered a minor lottery and does not require a permit. A trade lottery with ticket sales in excess of $5,000 is considered a major lottery and does require a permit.
If you're an interstate business or association that has a lottery permit in another state or territory, you can also run the lottery in the NT without a local permit. All permits will be subject to strict conditions as listed on the application form.