• Northern Territory

    Fundraising in the Northern Territory is regulated by the Licensing, Regulation and Alcohol Strategy Division, NT Department of Business.

    This regulator has provided the information in this section.

    Licensing, Regulation and Alcohol Strategy Division, NT Department of Business

    What types of fundraising activities are regulated?

    The relevant legislation is part IV of the Gaming Control Act and attendant Regulations, which regulate the following activities:

    • lotteries
    • trade lotteries
    • games of chance in the nature of a lottery (raffles, sweepstakes, calcuttas, bingo, mini-lotto and tipping competitions).

    What permits or approvals are required?

    A permit is required to conduct lotteries and trade lotteries that offer a total prize pool of more than $5,000. A permit is not required for trade lotteries that have been granted a permit interstate.

    Minor lotteries: A minor lottery is where the total value of tickets available for sale is between $5,001 and $20,000.

    Major lotteries: A major lottery is where the total value of tickets available for sale exceeds $20,000.

    Trade lotteries: A trade lottery is where the total value of prizes offered exceeds $5,000.

    Other issues to consider

    Only approved associations, or a person who has obtained the express permission of the minister, may conduct a lottery or game in the nature of a lottery in the Northern Territory. Any person carrying on a trade or business in the Territory may conduct a trade lottery.

    To contact the Licensing, Regulation and Alcohol Strategy Division, NT Department of Business:

    Last modified: 14 Oct 2015QC 46300