Major Lottery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence to conduct a major lottery. Major lotteries are fundraising lotteries where the total retail value of all prizes exceeds $5,000 and the winners are decided by lot or draw.

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 a Major Lottery Licence if you are an association, or you are older than 18 years and are acting on the association's behalf.

All net proceeds from the lottery, and at least 35% of the gross proceeds, must be used for an approved purpose, including:

  • 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.

The otherwise unlawful game 'two up' is not an unlawful game when played on ANZAC Day:

  • on the premises of a branch or sub-branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia Limited
  • on premises owned or occupied by the Defence Forces of Australia.


For the period of the lottery.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $9.95

Fees for 2022-23

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Major Lottery Rules - PDF (Opens in new window)

Transfer process


This licence cannot be transferred.

Lodgement process


You will need to lodge your completed application at least 14 days prior to the lottery beginning.

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.