IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Declared State of Disaster is currently in place across Victoria. For more information, see: COVID-19 information for licensees
The current Victorian bushfires have impacted many clubs and licensees.
With the bushfires continuing to burn throughout Victoria and other states, our thoughts are with those affected by this bushfire emergency, including licensees, their staff and communities.
Licensees should continue to adhere to their licence conditions throughout this time to ensure safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments for all Victorians and visitors.
Licensed venues who have been affected by the current Victorian bushfires who would like information or advice on how to manage their licence throughout the declared State of Disaster, should contact us on 1300 182 457 or email email@example.com.
Many communities, organisations and individuals are pulling together to try and help those in need in the face of these nationwide bushfires. If you are considering any fundraising activities or contributing to a fundraising event it is important to remember some of the rules and guidelines around fundraising and fundraising events.
A fundraising event involving gambling (such as raffles, bingo or lucky envelopes) can only be conducted to raise funds for organisations that have been declared as community or charitable organisations by the VCGLR and may require a minor gaming permit. If your organisation is using gambling activities to raise funds on behalf of a charity (i.e. CFA or Red Cross), you need their written permission before proceeding.
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If you want to raise funds for affected communities through donations, you should check the requirements on the Consumer Affairs Victoria clubs and fundraising page.
Unfortunately, there are some scammers out there that impersonate genuine charities and ask for donations, taking advantage of people’s generosity and compassion. To reduce the risk of scam fundraising, you can check the: