Housie (or bingo) is a type of lottery where tickets or cards containing numbered squares or symbols are matched by participants to numbers or symbols that are randomly selected and called by an announcer or displayed. A winner is determined when certain numbers or symbols are matched on participants’ tickets or cards and prizes are awarded accordingly. A prize includes anything of value or benefit.
Organisations wishing to conduct Housie must also comply with the requirements of the Gambling and Racing Control (Code of Practice) Regulation 2002. To comply with the Code of Practice the organisation must have in place signage, staff training on the responsible service of gambling, exclusion procedures and other harm minimisation measures. To find out more about the Code of Practice you can click on the link or contact the Lotteries Officer on telephone 6207 0361.
Payment must accompany your application and may be made by cash,
visa or mastercard, cheque or
Application for Housie
|Prize Value in the ACT||Fee|
|Less than or equal to $500*||Nil|
*For raffles where the total prize value is $500 or less the Commission requires a permit number to be issued. No fee is required with the application.
|Greater than $500 and less than or equal to $1,000||$62|
|Greater than $1,000 and less than or equal to $2,500||$119|
|Greater than $2,500 and less than or equal to $5,000||$179|
|Greater than $5,000 and less than or equal to $10,000||$257|
|Greater than $10,000 and less than or equal to $50,000||$497|
|Greater than $50,000||$711|
|If an application is withdrawn prior to commencement of its assessment.||Original fee refunded less $52|
|if an application is withdrawn or rejected following the commencement of its assessment.||Fee not refundable|
|Fee payable by the permit holder for a variation* to an approved lottery.||$52|
|*A "lottery variation" form needs to be completed and submitted with the amendment fee prior to any changes being approved|
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