Permit to Run a Minor or Major Lottery - Northern Territory


You will be required to apply for a permit, if you intend to run any lottery or game of chance with ticket sales or entry fees more than $5,000. To run a lottery, you must become an approved association.

If you require further information, please contact the Agency.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for this permit, you must:

  • be an approved association
  • work out the number of tickets, ticket price, rules and conditions
  • how the lottery will be drawn
  • where and how prizes will be awarded
  • organise the prizes, tickets and promotional material
You must provide copies of promotional material and copies of the tickets together with your application.
If you require any further information on eligibility, please contact the Agency.


For duration of the lottery, ususally no more than 3 months duration.



Act(s) name

Gaming Control Act 1993 Northern Territory

Approval time

It usually takes about 10 days to process an application.

Additional information

You must follow strict conditions and rules for conducting a lottery, ticketing and prizes.

You must submit your application no earlier than three months before the lottery starts and no later than 14 days before the lottery ends. For more information about these conditions, please contact the Agency.

Administering agency

Licensing NT

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:

Territory Business Centre - Darwin

Licensing NT

Operating address: Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9800
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Toll Free: 1800 193 111
Phone: 08 8982 1700
Fax: 08 8982 1725
Website: Business and Industry (Opens in new window)