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Raffles and minor gaming

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Raffles and gaming activities can be used as fundraising tools, but are often highly regulated and depending on which state/s you are running them in, can require permits and reporting.

There are often significant lead times involved in arranging a raffle or gaming activity, as well as significant administration - and this may impact on the attractiveness of this approach for your organisation.

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Caution

If your promotion crosses state boundaries, you may need to comply with the regimes in multiple states.

The following fact sheet outlines the raffle permit application process in Victoria including information on:

  • what is a raffle, what laws are relevant, who regulates raffles, registration to conduct a raffle and 'minor gaming permits' 
  • legal obligations for holding a raffle and requirements for raffle prizes
  • ongoing record-keeping obligations and how raffle ticket sales are treated for tax purposes, and
  • what happens when someone else runs a raffle on behalf of your organisation?

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Related links - Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation (VCGR) resources

 

The following fact sheet outlines requirements for holding raffles in NSW including information regarding:

  • what is a raffle, what laws are relevant, who regulates raffles, registration to conduct a raffle and 'minor gaming permits' 
  • legal obligations for holding a raffle and requirements for raffle prizes
  • ongoing record-keeping obligations and how raffle ticket sales are treated for tax purposes, and
  • what happens when someone else runs a raffle on behalf of your organisation?

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