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What requirements are there to run a raffle? - Prize Pool - Over $5,000

Is a permit required? Yes
Are number of tickets available for sale limited? Yes. It must not exceed the number authorised by the permit.
Are we required to have printed tickets? Yes
Do we need to collect ticket purchaser's details? Yes. Ticket sellers should obtain enough information to be able to identify the winners.
How long can we sell tickets for? For the period authorised on the permit. A permit will not be issued for a period exceeding 12 months.
When does the draw have to occur? On the day authorised by the permit.
What method must we use to draw the raffle? The method of draw must allow each ticket a random and equal chance of winning.
We cannot located the winner, what should we do? Contact the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor by phone on 1300 182 457.
What records must we keep and for how long?

You must keep a record of the following for three years:

  •  How tickets are sold
  • How the sales were publicised
  • Names of entrants
  • How many tickets were sold (to each person)
  • How many tickets were returned (from each person)
  • How much money was remitted
  • When and how the raffle was drawn
  • Names and addresses of winners
  • Description (including retail value) of the prizes