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Fair Trading

Trade Promotion Lotteries

  • Trade Promotion Lottery Permit

    A trade promotion lottery is a free-entry lottery conducted to promote goods or services supplied by a business.

    It is sometimes called a sweepstake, competition, contest, or giveaway. A trade promotion lottery must genuinely promote goods or services supplied, apart from offering participation in the trade promotion lottery.


Fair Trading

Games of Chance

  • Lotteries and games of chance may be used by businesses to promote a particular product or service, to raise money for non-profit organisations or by registered clubs to increase membership.
  • Games of Chance

    You must comply with the requirements of the Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901. If a lottery is conducted to raise money for a charity, an authority under the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 may be required. A non-profit organisation is defined as a body of persons which is not formed for private gain, and includes charities, social clubs, registered clubs, political parties and trade unions.


    NSW Fair Trading uses the Government Licensing Service to administer the following Games of Chance Licences.

    1) Art Unions
    2) Charity Housie
    3) Chocolate Wheels
    4) Lucky Envelopes
    5) Sweeps / Calcuttas
    6) Progressive Lotteries


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