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Trade Promotions Legislation in Australia

By Sharmila Pamamull, Senior Counsel

30 July 2020

Trade Promotions Legislation in Australia

The current list of legislation that applies to trade promotions in each State and Territory are listed below. Each State/Territory have different rules for conducting trade promotions in regard to what is considered a legal trade promotion, the inclusions for any competition terms and conditions and information that must be included on any promotional advertising.

New South Wales ACTS & Regulatory Body For Trade Promotions:

The following Acts apply for trade promotions in NSW.
- Community Gaming Act 2018
- Community Gaming Regulations (NSW) 2020

NSW trade promotions are reviewed by the following regulatory body:

- NSW Fair Trading

Australian Capital Territory ACTS & Regulatory Body For Trade Promotions:

The following Acts apply for trade promotions in the ACT.
-Lotteries Act 1964

ACT trade promotions are reviewed by the following regulatory body:

-ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

Victoria ACTS & Regulatory Body For Trade Promotions:

The following Acts apply for trade promotions in VIC
-Gambling Regulation Act 2003
-Gambling Regulations 2015

VIC trade promotions are reviewed by the following regulatory body:

-Victoria Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

South Australia ACTS & Regulatory Body For Trade Promotions:

The following Acts apply for trade promotions in SA
-Lottery and Gaming Act 1936
-Lottery and Gaming Regulations 2008

SA trade promotions are reviewed by the following regulatory body:

-SA Consumer and Business Services

Queensland ACTS & Regulatory Body For Trade Promotions:

The following Acts apply for trade promotions in QLD
-Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999
-Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Regulation 1999

QLD trade promotions are reviewed by the following regulatory body:

-Business Queensland

Western Australia ACTS & Regulatory Body For Trade Promotions:

The following Acts apply for trade promotions in WA
-GAMING AND WAGERING COMMISSION ACT 1987
-Lotteries Commission Act 1990

WA trade promotions are reviewed by the following regulatory body:

-WA Department of Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Tasmania ACTS & Regulatory Body For Trade Promotions:

The following Acts apply for trade promotions in TAS
-Gaming Control Act 1993

TAS trade promotions are reviewed by the following regulatory body:

-TAS Department of Treasury and Finance

Northern Territory ACTS & Regulatory Body For Trade Promotions:

The following Acts apply for trade promotions in NT
-Gaming Control (Community Gaming) Regulations
-Gaming Control Act

NT trade promotions are reviewed by the following regulatory body:

-NT Department of the Attorney-General and Justice

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