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?
- Unlike charitable donations, raffle tickets are NOT tax deductible.
- Raffle tickets do not include GST.
- 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.
- An individual or group may promote a raffle on behalf of a charity. The charity must provide a Letter of Authority to the fundraiser.
- 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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