Instant Lottery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to conduct an instant lottery. An instant lottery involves the sale of tickets:

  • where the number, letter or symbol indicating the winning chance is hidden or concealed, such as a scratch or break-open ticket
  • winnings are redeemable by lottery participants immediately after purchase of the ticket.

Instant lottery tickets must not be sold to anyone under 18 years old and must be bought from an approved supplier. Each series of instant lottery tickets must include a unique serial number and have an equal chance of winning. All net proceeds of an instant lottery, and at least 20% of the gross proceeds, must be used for an approved purpose. Approved purposes include:

  • an educational or charitable purpose
  • an environmental, historical, or cultural heritage purpose
  • a medical purpose
  • the purpose of sport or recreation
  • the purpose of promoting the interests of students or staff of an educational institution
  • the purpose of establishing or improving a community centre or promoting the interests of a community.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You can only apply for an Instant Lottery Licence if you are acting on behalf of an organisation. The agency may refuse your application if:

  • the lottery prizes include banned goods or services
  • any gift or reward related to the lottery includes banned goods or services
  • the applicant has conducted a major lottery that was not financially viable
  • the terms and conditions for an unclaimed prize do not give the winner a reasonable chance to claim it.


At least 12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $10.40

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Instant Lottery Rules (Opens in new window)

Transfer process


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

Contact details

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