The Local Guide to Legal Raffles in Australia

by ticketprinting on December 14, 2012

The Letter of the Law: Keeping Raffles and Prize Draws Legal

When it comes to hosting a raffle in Australia, one of the most difficult tasks is figuring out how to keep your raffle legal.

Every Australian state and territory has different rules on charity fundraising, and if you want your raffle, lottery, Calcutta or prize draw to be successful, you’ll want to review the specific rules in your area and follow them closely.

This will help ensure that you aren’t breaking any rules, but it will also help you be more successful in the future. Many not-for-profit organisations host raffles to fundraise for charitable purposes, and to help keep your organisation’s good name clean, it’s important to stay on the right side of the law.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of links to each Australian state and territory gaming or gambling authority which includes their specific rules on licensing and permits for legal raffles.

Not every raffle needs a permit or a licence, but many do.

If you’re unsure whether your fundraising raffle requires such paperwork, review the information from the websites listed below, or contact your local authority who makes the rules.

Local Australian Gaming and Gambling Authorities

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia

Once you’ve figured out how to keep your raffle on the right side of the law, the smartest next step to take is to find high quality, low cost raffle tickets. It’s a good idea to find a raffle ticket printer who can have your tickets printed fast, and provide you with the quality you’re looking for.

Help promote your charitable organisation with your raffle tickets, and put your company’s logo right on the tickets. Every person who buys a ticket will know exactly where their money is going, and in this day and age, that can be a big part of the urge to donate.

Keep your charity on the up and up by raffling off the right prize. Everyone will want to know what’s on with your organisation when they have the chance to win a fabulous prize.

Above all, keep your raffle legal, keep it fun, and keep it smart. Good luck fundraisers!


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