Trade Promotions

Types of Lottery

Trade Promotion Lottery

A Trade Promotion Lottery in general terms is a promotion activity that involves a lottery with prize winners determined by any means that includes an element of chance or a mixture of chance and skill. A prize includes anything of value or benefit.

A Trade Promotion Lottery is a promotional activity used as an incentive to encourage people to do something, such as purchase a product or participate in an event.

A feature that distinguishes a Trade Promotion Lottery from other lotteries is that a trade promotion lottery is free to enter except in the case of Football Tipping Competitions, where the majority of the fee to enter must be contributed to the prize pool.

Generally, a Trade Promotion Lottery 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 Trade Promotion Lottery does not exceed $3,000, 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.

Trade Promotion Lottery Information and Conditions (PDF 191KB)

Trade Promotion Lottery Forms and Fees.