Trade Promotion Lottery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence to conduct a lottery to promote the sale of goods or services. There are two types of promotion:

  • major trade promotion
  • instant prize trade promotion.

Your lottery will be classed as a major trade promotion if the total prize value exceeds $5000, and you are not using instant scratch or break-open tickets. In a major trade promotion lottery, entry must be free, however:

  • participants may have to purchase goods or services, which are the subject of the promotion
  • winners must be determined by lot, draw or chance
  • the cost of entry by phone must not exceed 50 cents (plus GST and any mobile charges). 

Your lottery will be classed as an instant prize trade promotion if you are using instant scratch or break-open tickets where the number, letter or symbol indicating the winning chance is hidden or concealed, regardless of prize value. Instant prize lotteries have instant prizes only and may also have:

  • an unclaimed prize draw
  • a second chance or major draw in the terms and conditions.

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.

Trade Promotion Lottery Licence holders must also comply with the trade promotion lottery rules.

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 Trade Promotion Lottery Licence if you are acting on behalf of an organisation.


The licence is valid for the duration of the lottery. The maximum period of duration is one year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary depending on the terms of the lottery and value of all prizes in the lottery. Please consult the agency for more information.

Other resources

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

Application process


You will need to submit your completed application with:

  • the unique title of the lottery
  • all traders contact details, if the promotion involves multiple traders
  • a copy of the terms and conditions of entry
  • the proposed entry form and any proposed advertisement
  • details of any incentive to enter or participate in the lottery.

If the trade promotion lottery includes instant prizes, your application must also include:

  • details of the manufacture, packaging or storage of instant prize tickets
  • a statement that prizes, numbers, letters or symbols on a ticket are hidden.


This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

The lottery must not be drawn electronically, except by way of a random number generator that draws a winner at random.

The otherwise unlawful game commonly known as '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 (RSL)
  • on premises owned or occupied by the Defence Forces of Australia.

You will not need a licence if the total prize amount is less than $5000, and you are not using instant scratch or break-open tickets.

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: GPO BOX 1719
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 18 82
Website: Consumer and Business Services (Opens in new window)