Minor Gaming Permit

​Minor gaming is gaming where the proceeds are used for:

  • not-for-profit organisation or for charitable reasons, such as education, welfare, sport and recreation, and
  • not for the private gain or benefit of any person, except by way of charity.​

Minor Gaming Permits are issued for one or two years, and subject to the conditions  of a Minor Gaming Permit.

Minor Gaming Permits involve a two-stage application process. 

The first step is applying for a minor gaming permit.​ Your application will be assessed by the Liquor and Gaming Branch and you'll receive a letter with your permit if your application is successful.

The second step is completing an Individual Activity Notification form for each approved activity under the permit. Depending on the game and the specific circumstances, notification forms can relate to a single instance (i.e. one specific raffle) or to an extended period (i.e. the sale of lucky envelopes on a premises over an entire Minor Gaming Permit).The Individual Activity Notification forms are available on the forms​ page​. Notifications must be lodged 14 days prior to the start of the activity.

Permit holders must be at least 18 years of age.

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If your organisation information changes (eg change to address) you need to notify the Commission within 21 days. If your responsible person changes, please complete the change to responsible person form and return to the Commission​.

 Change of Responsible Person (PDF 168Kb)

Exempt games

Certain games are exempt from approval. These include small raffles, tipping competitions and sweepstakes. You can find out more about the conditions of each exemption on the Exempt Games fact sheet


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Authorisations to conduct minor gaming activities are issued subject to the provisions of the Gaming Control Act 1993 and to any directions given by the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission.  In particular, minor gaming permit holders:

  1. Must comply with the Gaming Control Act 1993.
  2. Must ensure that the proceeds raised under a permit granted pursuant to this application will only be applied for the lawful purpose stated in the application and will not be used for private gain.
  3. Must comply with the rules and conditions of authorised games as determined by the Commission.
  4. Must lodge an individual activity notification with the Commission at least seven (7) days prior to conducting an authorised game listed on the minor gaming permit. The conduct of authorised games must not commence until notification has been submitted to the Commission. Individual activities may range from one (1) day to the length of the minor gaming permit.
  5. Must only conduct the authorised games specified on their issued minor gaming permit. Should an organisation wish to conduct an authorised game that is not specified on the permit, an application to amend the permit must be completed and lodged with the Commission for determination. If approved, the existing minor gaming permit will be amended to include the new authorised game.
  6. Must only use equipment approved by the Commission for any electronic determination of a game outcome.
  7. Must submit an application to amend the minor gaming permit if the responsible person of an Organisation changes. It will be necessary for the new contact to sign the statutory declaration and Authority and Consent form contained in the application to amend minor gaming permit.
  8. Must give written notice to the Commission of any change of address within 21 days after that change of address occurs.
  9. Must give written notice to the Commission of any change in the details of the responsible person within 21 days after that change occurs.
  10. Must keep such accounting records as necessary to correctly record and explain transactions arising from the conduct of gaming.
  11. Must ensure all records relating to the conduct of gaming are retained for seven (7) years.

Please note that in accordance with section 76ZZO of the Act the Commission may grant a minor gaming permit subject to such conditions as the Commission considers appropriate.


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