Public Lottery Licence - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to conduct a public lottery (a lottery or soccer football pool).

There are currently two public lottery licences in place, held by Tattersall's Sweeps Pty Ltd and Intralot Australia Pty Ltd.

The responsible Government Minister may call for registrations of interest in public lottery licences periodically. If the registration of interest meets certain requirements, the application must be referred to the agency for consideration.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be a person who has a physical place of business in Victoria
  • have registered with the Minister an interest in the grant of a public lottery licence
  • make an application for a public lottery licence to the Minister which must be in the approved form and contain the specified information and documentation as required by the Minister
  • lodge your application in accordance with the procedural requirements specified by the Minister
  • pay the prescribed application fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

A public lottery licence must specify the public lottery authorised to be conducted by the licence and may be subject to such conditions as the Minister may impose. The licence may authorise preparatory action to be taken provided such action is not taken more than 12 months before the time the licence takes effect.

A new application is required to the Minister when the licence expires (after 10 years) as it is not renewable but the Minister may grant one extension for 12 months on the existing licence. The Minister may require the payment of a tax known as a premium payment in consideration for the licence in an amount determined by the Minister.

Please consult the VCGLR or Ministers Office for further information, or seek legal advice..

Duration

Takes effect at time of issue or as specified in licence and is valid for 10 years (unless terminated earlier). May be extended by the Minister once for further 12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Public Lottery Licence Application - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Regulation

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Contact details

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

Licensing Officer

Operating address: 49 Elizabeth Street
Richmond
Victoria 3121
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1988
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 182 457
Fax: 03 9651 3777
Email: contact@vcglr.vic.gov.au
Website: Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (Opens in new window)