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Trade Promotions

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A trade promotion lottery occurs when an organisation, (whether it is a business, community or charitable organisation) promotes its products or services or purpose by offering prizes to winners.  There is normally an element of chance, like a random draw from entries.

Organisations running trade promotions need to consider key issues like - where their promotion is running, whether they need a permit in the states where the promotion is running, and whether they are meeting other requirements (such as having appropriate competition terms and conditions).

The Not-for-profit Law resources cover:

  • what is a trade promotion lottery?
  • when is a permit needed and how do to get one?
  • issues to consider when running online trade promotions, and
  • national trade promotions

A trade promotion lottery occurs when an organisation promotes its products or services by offering prizes to winners selected by an element of chance (like a raffle). 

The following fact sheet summarises the legal issues for not-for-profit organisations to be aware of when conducting trade promotion lotteries in Victoria.  

A trade promotion lottery occurs when an organisation promotes its products or services by offering prizes to winners selected by an element of chance (like a raffle). 

The following fact sheet summarises the legal issues for not-for-profit organisations to be aware of when conducting trade promotion lotteries in New South Wales. 

A trade promotion lottery occurs when an organisation promotes its products or services by offering prizes to winners selected by an element of chance (like a raffle). 

The following fact sheet summarises the legal issues for not-for-profit organisations to be aware of when conducting trade promotion lotteries in South Australia. 

A trade promotion lottery occurs when an organisation promotes its products or services by offering prizes to winners selected by an element of chance (like a raffle). 

The following fact sheet summarises the legal issues for not-for-profit organisations to be aware of when conducting trade promotion lotteries in the ACT.

A promotional game occurs when an organisation promotes its products or services by offering prizes to winners selected by an element of chance (like a raffle).

The following fact sheet summarises the legal issues for not-for-profit organisations to be aware of when conducting promotional games in Queensland.

 

A trade promotion occurs when an organisation promotes its products or services by offering prizes to winners selected by an element of chance (like a random draw). A trade promotion sometimes appears to be similar to a lottery or a raffle, however in Tasmania these are treated as different forms of gaming under the Gaming Control Act 1993 (TAS) and the Gaming Control Regulations 2014 (TAS) and are subject to different rules.

The following fact sheet summarises the legal issues for not-for-profit organisations to be aware of when conducting trade promotions in Tasmania.

A trade lottery means a lottery conducted for the purpose of promoting a product or business by an organisation in the course of carrying on its trade or business.

The following fact sheet summarises the legal issues for not-for-profit organisations to be aware of when conducting trade lotteries in the Northern Territory.

Last Updated: 26 April 2021