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14 Feb 2024

Western Australia 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 Western Australia, fundraising activities are overseen by the WA government. The WA government has a fantastic website with a lot of information specifically for sports clubs.
This information can be accessed by clicking here

General Information

In Western Australia a permit is issued for the games listed below to not-for-profit community organisations. Games must be conducted in accordance with the approved rules, which can be viewed here.

This WA government website has issued guidelines and fact sheets for the following gaming activities

  • Beat the Banker
  • Crown and Anchor
  • Double Dice
  • Go to the Races
  • Horse Race
  • In Between
  • Joker 7
  • Money Game
  • Poker with Cards
  • Triple Dice
  • Unders and Overs
  • Bingo
  • Two Up
  • Lottery
  • Calcuttas
  • Continuing Lottery

The WA government has created a detailed webpage for gaming permit applications and information kits to assist clubs and not for profit organisations

Further information
If you require further information relating to running fundraising activities in Western Australia for your club contact the WA Government, Department of Racing, Gambling and Liquor on:
Telephone: (08) 6551 4888 or email: