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Trade Promotion Permits

By Sharmila Pamamull, Senior Counsel

24 July 2020

(A) Which States Required a Trade Promotion Permit?

The following States may require a trade promotion permit - ACT; SA and NT. In addition NSW requires businesses to hold an authority to conduct promotions with a prize pool over $10K. The requirements for trade promotion permits and authorities for a game of chance in each of these States are as follows:

State/Territory

Permit Requirement

NSW

If Prize Pool is >$10,000*

*A business can apply for a 1, 3 or 5 year authority, which will cover all promotions with a prize pool over $10K. There is no maximum prize pool limit.

ACT

If Prize Pool is > $3,000

SA

If Prize Pool is > $5,000 OR the promotion involves a printed scratch and win element

NT

If Prize Pool is > $5,000 AND a permit is not obtained in another State/Territory

VIC/TAS/WA/TAS

NO permit is required

(B) Trade Promotion Application Form - LINKS

The following specifies the websites where you may complete an online trade permit application, authority appreciation or approval in each State.

The NT application form may only be completed manually and returned via email.

State/Territory

Application Form Link

NSW

To apply for an authority - https://tponline.onegov.nsw.gov.au/tp-form

To run a promotion with a prize pool over $10K under an authority - https://tponline.onegov.nsw.gov.au/ntp-form

ACT

https://form.act.gov.au/smartforms/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=1093

SA

https://secure.cbs.sa.gov.au/TradePromotion/?redirect

NT

https://nt.gov.au/industry/gambling/gambling/lotteries-community-gambling/apply-to-run-a-trade-lottery

Send completed application via email to [email protected]

(C) Permit and Authority Timings

The general timings for issuing permits/authority (from date of application) are listed below

NSW

3-5 working days to receive an authority

To run a promotion with a prize pool over $10K under an authority, the promotion terms and conditions must be submitted to NSW Fair Trading at least 10 days before the start date.

SA

5 working days (express/premium option) OR

14 working days (standard option)

ACT

5-7 working days

NT

5-10 working days

For a national campaign, permits will be issued within 5-7 working days (for express SA option); or up to 14 working days (for standard SA option). In addition, to run a promotion with a prize pool over $10K under an authority, the promotion terms and conditions must be submitted to NSW Fair Trading at least 10 days before the start date.

(D) I have my permits, now what?

Permits must appear in any promotional advertising and in the competition full terms.

(E) Trade Promotion Department Contacts

If you are after an update on the status of your permit application, please see contact details below. Make sure you have your application reference number from the application to quote. We recommend holding off on contacting any department until at least a couple days have passed or it may result in further delays in the issue of your permits.

NSW

Ph: 02 9895 0111 (option 1) ask for trade promotions lottery department

Email: [email protected]

SA

Ph: 131 882 – (1) (2) (1) (numbers to press, in order)

Email: [email protected]

ACT

Ph: (02) 6207 0263

Email: [email protected]

NT

Ph: (08) 8999 5511/ 08 8982 1700

Email: [email protected]


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