Trade promotions

Apply for a trade promotion licence

Traders or their representatives can apply for a licence.

What you’ll need

Your application must include:

  • the title of the lottery, which must be unique
  • your contact details
  • if the promotion involves multiple traders, all the traders contact details
  • a copy of the terms and conditions of entry
  • the proposed entry form
  • any proposed advertisement
  • details of any incentive to enter or participate in the lottery
  • the licence fee.

If the trade promotion lottery includes instant prizes:

  • details of the manufacture, packaging or storage of instant prize tickets
  • a statement that the prizes, number, letters or symbols on a ticket are hidden.

If the trade promotion lottery is drawn by an electronic drawing system:

  • that has been approved, the approval number provided by Consumer and Business Services must be included, along with a letter stating that the electronic drawing system has not changed since approval was granted
  • that has not been approved, an application for approval of an electronic drawing system must be lodged with Consumer and Business Affairs.

Apply for approval of an electronic drawing system

If the lottery will also run in another state or territory, contact them about their licensing requirements.

Apply for a licence

Complete and submit an application form at least 14 business days before the lottery begins.

If the licence is needed 5 business days or less from the date the application is received by CBS, you will need to pay the premium fee.

Online

Complete the application form making sure you include all the relevant supporting evidence listed above.

Apply now

By post

  1. Print, complete and sign the form.
    Application for a major trade promotion lottery licence
  2. Make sure you include all the relevant supporting evidence listed above.
  3. Send your application to:

Consumer and Business Services
GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001

In person or by courier

  1. Print, complete and sign the form.
    Application for a major trade promotion lottery licence
  2. Make sure you include all the relevant supporting evidence, listed above.
  3. Lodge your application at:

Consumer and Business Services
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Fees

Value of prize

Standard fee

Premium fee*

Not more than $10,000

$191.00

$383.00

More than $10,000 but not more than $50,000

$701.00

$1403.00

More than $50,000 but not more than $100,000

$1225.00

$2446.00

More than $100,000 but not more than $200,000

$2101.00

$4202.00

More than $200,000

$3853.00

$7706.00

Application for amendment

$62.50

 

* The premium fee must be paid if the licence is needed 5 business days or less from the date the application is received by Consumer and Business Services

Application fees are not refundable.

Approvals

Consumer and Business Services will contact you when your licence is approved. Lodging an application does not mean it is granted.

An application can be refused if:

  • the prizes or incentives include prohibited goods or services
  • the terms and conditions for an unclaimed prize don’t give the winner a reasonable chance to claim it.

Changing a licence

Consumer and Business Services must approve any changes to a lottery licence. You must complete the Application to amend a trade promotion lottery licence form with the reasons for the change.

A licence will not be amended if the promotion has started or if the change is unfair.

In special circumstances, you can ask that a lottery rule be left out. It will only be allowed if it's fair to all participants.

Extra conditions may need to be added to your licence.

Cancelling a licence

A licence can be cancelled or suspended if:

  • information given was not accurate
  • legislation is not followed
  • licence conditions were/are not met
  • the prizes or incentives include banned goods or services

Contact Consumer and Business Services

Phone

131 882

In person

91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide

Post

GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001


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Page last updated 18 July 2017

Provided by:
Attorney-General's Department
URL:
https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/business-and-trade/running-a-business/trade-promotions/apply-for-a-trade-promotion-licence
Last Updated:
18/07/17
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