In New South Wales the law (Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901) requires that where fundraising lotteries and games of chance such as raffles, charity housie, lucky envelopes, etc. are conducted, they must achieve minimum returns (raffles 40%, art unions 30%, charity housie 12.5%). Where the appeal involves ‘donation only’, the person or organisation conducting the appeal must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the total expenses payable do not exceed 50% of the gross proceeds obtained (ie. a 50% return)

New South Wales  law controlling fundraising for charities/non-profit groups is in the  Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 the Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901 and the  Lottery and Art Unions Regulation 2007 In NSW the government agency responsible for fundraising whether by charitable collections OR gaming (gambling) is the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.

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