Raffle Regulations Australia – 1 Minute Summary

When planning a raffle many people bypass investigating the raffle regulations because it is daunting, confusion and they don’t know where to begin. Quite often a raffle permit is not required, but we want to ensure that you’re not accidentally breaking the law. So we’ve compiled a quick 1 minute summary of state raffle regulations to get you started.

 

As a general overview to state raffle regulations within Australia, the following applies.

Queensland – You will not require a raffle permit for potential Gross Ticket Sales under $50,000
NSW – You will not require a raffle permit for a prize pool under $30,000
South Australia, Tasmania – You will not require a raffle permit for a prize pool under $5,000
Victoria – You will not require a raffle permit for a prize pool under $5,000 however, the benefiting non-profit organisation must be “Declared” by the Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Regulation which can take up to 21 days.
NT – You will not require a raffle permit for a prize pool under $5,000, however to become an “approved association” requires approval by the Director of Gambling & Licensing.
ACT – You will not require a raffle permit for a prize pool under $2,500.
WA – A raffle permit is required.  Only organisations based in WA can conduct a raffle in WA, however they are unable to conduct the raffle outside of WA.

Whilst a permit may not be required for your planned raffle, other raffle regulations WILL apply.
Get in touch with us for free tailor-made permit advice to suit your raffle plans.

 

While we are discussing raffle plans, did you know these answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding raffles?

  1. Unlike charitable donations, raffle tickets are NOT tax deductible.
  2. Raffle tickets do not include GST.
  3. A raffle can only be conducted to benefit a non-profit organisation. Queensland is the only state where are raffle can be held to assist individuals who need help because of a disaster or a disadvantaged individual. A Special Category 3 Permit is required.
  4. An individual or group may promote a raffle on behalf of a charity. The charity must provide a Letter of Authority to the fundraiser.
  5. Yes, a charity may still require a raffle permit even though they have a Charitable Fundraising License (which covers charitable collections and other fundraising activities except raffles)

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