A raffle is any lottery, scheme or arrangement involving the distribution of prizes in which prize winners are determined by means which include an element of chance or a mixture of skill and chance.

A raffle usually involves the sale of tickets followed by a draw to determine the winners of certain pre-determined prizes. A prize includes anything of value or benefit.

Generally, a raffle must be approved by the Commission before the lottery can be advertised or conducted in the ACT.

A permit is not required where the total prize value of the raffle does not exceed $2,500, however certain conditions must be met when conducting an Exempt Lottery. These conditions are detailed in the Exempt Lotteries Information and Conditions sheet available on this website.

Raffle Information and Conditions (PDF 190KB)

View the forms and fees.