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14 Feb 2024

ACT Fundraising and Gambling Information

Community sports clubs are forever undertaking fundraising activities, continually seeking new and preferably easy ways to raise funds.

Few club realise that many fundraising activities, such as raffles or even footy tipping, may require permits, follow specific procedures and even undertake reporting specific to a given fundraising activity.

In ACT, fundraising activities are overseen by Access Canberra, which has a fantastic website with a lot of information specifically for sports clubs.

This information can be accessed by clicking here

Information on common fundraising activities

Additional information about common fundraising activities, such as if a permit to conduct the fundraising activity is required can be found at can be found here

This website page lists important information about fundraising activities such as:

  • Trade promotions
  • Raffles
  • Housie
  • Calcutta
  • Card Jackpot Raffles
  • Luck envelopes


When is a permit not required?

The Access Canberra website lists when a permit is not required. This list of exemptions can be accessed by going here

Further information
If you require further information relating to running fundraising activities in ACT for your club contact Access Canberra on (02) 6207 0359