Liquor & Gaming NSW regulates how community-based lotteries and competitions operate in NSW under the Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901 and the Lotteries and Art Unions Regulation 2014 and the Public Lotteries Act 1996 and Regulation.
Competition include common forms of community gaming, lotteries, competitions, raffles and other games of chance.
Competitions are a popular and effective way for businesses, not-for-profit organisations and registered clubs to promote a product or service, raise money, or increase membership.
Forms of community gaming permitted under the law include:
You can search a register of authorised lotteries and games of chance for details about any competition permits we have issued.
You can read the Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901.
The Act is the principle statute that regulates how people operate minor gaming, or community-based lotteries in NSW, such as raffles and bingo.
You can read the Lotteries and Art Unions Regulation 2014, which came into force on 1 September 2014. This legislation relates to lotteries, raffles, and games of chance in NSW.
NSW Fair Trading took over responsibility for administering the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 on 1 July 2015. The Act outlines how an organisation can legally conduct charitable fundraising activities.
If you have any queries about charitable fundraising please contact NSW Fair Trading:
Phone: 02 9895 0011
Please contact us if you have an inquiry about community gaming including:
Phone 1300 024 720
Liquor & Gaming NSW Level 6, 323 Castlereagh Street Haymarket NSW 2000
Liquor & Gaming NSWGPO Box 7060 Sydney NSW 2001
Responsible Conduct of Gambling
Games of chance