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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