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An organisation hosting a raffle, fundraising event or bingo game must be registered as a community or charitable organisation.
To be declared as a community or charitable organisation, the organisation must be conducted in good faith for:
Commercial raffle organisers and bingo centre operators must be licensed to conduct these activities on behalf of community or charitable organisations.
To renew an existing, or register as a new community or charitable organisation, complete the Declaration as a community or charitable organisation online application form. The application must be lodged no less than 28 days before the gaming activity is carried out as stated in the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (the Act).
As part of your declaration application, you may need to provide details of your list of members for the past two years. If you are required to provide a list of members, you can de-identify this list, including, but not limited to, replacing first and surnames with initials and providing street names rather than full address details. We may ask for more detailed membership information if required. If you have any queries about this, please contact us on 1300 182 457.
The declared community and charitable organisations (database) is an up-to-date list of organisations that we have approved.
The nominee is responsible to ensure that the activity is conducted in compliance with gaming laws, rules of the game and permit conditions.
It is a requirement that community or charitable organisations that hold a minor gaming permit must appoint a nominee. Should the nominee change, the organisation must notify us as soon as the change occurs.
To apply to become a nominee, please download and complete the Amendment to a minor gaming permit - new nominee application form
Some gaming activities may require a minor gaming permit in order for the organisation to conduct the activity legally.
The following activities require a minor gaming permit:
Other minor gaming activities that generally do not require a minor gaming permit include:
We have issued guidelines for the following gaming activities, which are often part of a community or charitable organisation's events. See Standard licence obligations.
For details on how to conduct bingo and the responsibilities with those involved, see: Bingo
If you wish to conduct minor gaming activities in another state, you will need to contact the appropriate authority about an application. See Standard licence obligations for the list of interstate authorities.