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Unlocking the Secrets of Social Media Competitions in Australia!

Unlocking the Secrets of Social Media Competitions in Australia!

At TTDM, we’re all about keeping the excitement alive with our constant competitions. Sometimes, they’re not just big – they’re monumental! If you’re wondering about the ins and outs of competition licensing in Australia, you’re in the right place. Each state has its own set of rules, and we’re here to demystify the process.

**Victoria, Australia: No Lottery License Required for Prizes Over $25,000!**

In the vibrant state of Victoria, Australia, businesses, charities, and community organisations can breathe easy. You don’t need a permit to run a trade promotion lottery, even if your prize pool is less than $25,000. However, some essential conditions are still to follow, outlined in the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 and Gambling Regulations 2015. These conditions cover entry expenses, consent requirements, winner announcements for prizes over $1,000, and other vital guidelines for your lottery adventure.

**ACT, Australia: Yes, You’ll Need a Permit for Prizes Over $25,000!**

Things are a bit different in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). You’ll need a permit if your lottery is open to ACT residents or advertised to them. However, there are exemptions, like trade promotion lotteries with prizes under $3,000. Since your total prize pool surpasses $25,000, you’ll need a permit unless your competition is entirely skill-based. A permit is optional if your lottery operates online unless the website is hosted in the ACT or you advertise specifically to ACT residents.

**ACT Permit Costs:**

– $238 for prize pools of $3,000 to $5,000

– $348 for prize pools of $5,000 to $10,000

– $671 for prize pools of $10,000 to $50,000

– $959 for prize pools of $50,000 to $100,000

– $1,915 for prize pools of $100,000 to $200,000

– $3,840 for prize pools exceeding $200,000

**NSW, Australia: License Required for Prizes Over $10,000!**

In New South Wales (NSW), you’ll need a permit if your game of chance competition boasts a prize pool of $10,000 or more. The Department of Fair Trading administers NSW licenses, and you can secure a single permit covering multiple competitions and draws within 1, 3, or 5 years. For a single competition with a prize pool exceeding $10,000, the online application will set you back at least $389.

**Queensland, Australia: Category 3 Gaming License for Prizes Over $25,000!**

Queensland (QLD) brings in the Category 3 Gaming License requirement for competitions like raffles or art unions when gross proceeds exceed $50,000. Since your competition boasts a prize pool exceeding $25,000, obtaining the appropriate Category 3 license is essential.

**South Australia: Major Trade Promotions License for Prizes Over $5,000!**

In South Australia (SA), if your competition or trade promotion offers prizes exceeding $5,000, you must apply for a significant trade promotions license. Participation should be free but may involve purchasing related goods or services. Winners must be chosen by lot, drawing, or chance.

**Western Australia: Specific Conditions, Not Necessarily a Permit!**

You might not need a permit in Western Australia (WA) if your trade promotion lottery meets prescribed conditions. However, strict adherence to specific guidelines is essential. For comprehensive information on these conditions, consult the official guidelines provided by the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries in WA.

Ready to take your social media competitions to the next level in Australia? Comply with your state’s licensing requirements, and let the games begin! 🎉

For detailed permit applications and more information, visit the respective links provided for each state.

Stay competitive, stay compliant, and keep the excitement alive with TTDM! #SocialMediaCompetitions #ComplianceMatters