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.

If the lottery will also run outside of South Australia in another state or territory, you will need to contact the relevant agency in that state or territory in regard to its licensing requirements.

Major lottery licence holders must comply with the major lottery rules.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Only associations can apply for a lottery licence.

Please contact the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


For the period of the lottery.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $9.75

Other resources

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

Application process


In addition to your completed application you will need to provide:

  • a copy of the proposed ticket and book cover design
  • terms and conditions of entry and participation
  • copies of any contracts you maintain with a commission or fundraising agent
  • details about whether you will have prizes prior to ticket sales, and the value of prizes such as collector's items.

If you are a first time applicant, you will also need to provide:

  • a copy of the association's constitution
  • names and addresses of management committee members
  • the number of financial members
  • any outstanding financial statements and auditor's reports.

Lodgement process


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


This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

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.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Consumer and Business Services

South Australia
Operating address: 91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 1719
Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: 13 18 82
Website: Consumer and Business Services (Opens in new window)

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