Charitable and non-profit gaming for community organisations

Fundraising via charitable and non-profit gaming is common for many community organisations. While this may be an effective form of fundraising, it does require good record keeping and compliance with all gaming laws.

If your organisation undertakes any game, scheme or arrangement offering prizes (including raffles), you need to be aware of your obligations for:

  • game management and promotion
  • record keeping.

Resources and support

Visit the Queensland Government Business Queensland website for information on fundraising and gaming activities in Queensland including:

  • compliance checklists for liquor and gaming licences
  • compliance with liquor and gaming legislation training courses
  • gaming industry training
  • information on customer service and consumer laws
  • information on prohibited prizes.

Refer to the Charitable and Not-Profit Gaming Act 1999 for more information on conducting raffles and other gaming activities.

Record keeping

Records for all categories of games are required to be kept for a minimum period of five years.

The minimum records that must be kept include:

  • bank statement and/or deposit records
  • cashbook
  • copies of advertisements and notices
  • expense records
  • master register of games conducted
  • receipt books
  • statement of raffle/art union receipts and payments
  • ticket register.

If you don't abide by the Queensland Government's regulations regarding charitable and non-profit gaming, you may be fined or prevented from undertaking gaming activities in the future.

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