Insight Fundraising provides a one-stop solution managing every aspect of raffle and lottery fundraising activities for its clients.
Our full-service product includes regulatory compliance, project management, campaign design, sales execution, reporting, banking, fulfillment and the supply of prizes.
The not-for-profit industry is highly regulated and Insight's mission of empowering goodwill makes regulatory compliance for all of our clients a top priority.
We've compiled a list of key legislation relevant to our not-for-profit fundraising campaigns below:
Disclaimer: Fundraising regulations may change from time to time. To ensure you have access to the most accurate and up to date information, you need to check the state governing bodies’ official websites. This article is intended only as a general guide. Whilst the information provided is correct, to the best of our knowledge, at the time of writing it, Insight Fundraising is not responsible for the content published on this section and strongly advise anyone who is planning to conduct a raffle to seek the advice of the regulating authorities in each state and territory and your solicitor. You assume the sole risk of making use and or relying on the information with reference to this website. Insight Fundraising makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy of the information below.
There are a number of laws governing the fundraising activities an organisation conducts including direct campaigns and those run by third parties such as Insight.
Only qualified organisations can fundraise publicly and the rules vary for each state and territory.
Once quaIified, your organisation and your engaged third party supplier/fundraiser need to apply for a license to publicly raise funds. Fundraising licenses are administrated by your own state and territory and the state and territory regulatory governing bodies where your fundraising campaign falls within. Some exceptions apply, and at the time of writing this article, Northern Territory does not generally require licenses for fundraising campaigns with the exception for charitable gaming fundraising activities.
The relevant laws for each state/territory at the time of writing are:
- Australian Capital Teritory
- Charitable Collections Act 2003
- Unlawful Gambling Act 2009
- More information can be found on the Access Canberra website.
- New South Wales
- Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 No 69
- Lotteries and Art Union Act 1901 No 34
- More information can be found on the NSW Fair Trading or Onegov websites.
- Collections Act 1966
- Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999
- More information can be found on the Queensland Government website.
- Fundraising Appeals Act (VIC) 1998
- Gambling Regulation Act 2003
- More information can be found on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.
- South Australia
- Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939
- Lottery and Gaming Regulations 2008
- More information can be found on the Consumer and Business Services South Australia website.
- Collections for Charities Act 2001
- Gaming Control Act 1993
- More information can be found on the Tasmanian Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading website.
- Western Australia
- Charitable Collections Act 1946
- Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987
- More information can be found on the Government of Western Australia's Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor website.
- Northern Territory
- Gaming Control (Community Gaming) Regulations
- More information can be found on the Northern Territory Government website.