Legal Requirements

Budget Raffle Tickets – Raffle Regulations

Fund Raising Directory – State by State Fundraising Regulations

Australian Taxation Office – Gifts & Fundraising – State, territory and local government requirements

Not for profit Law Information Hub – Legal Information for Community Organisations

NSW Office of Liquor Gaming & Racing – Fact Sheet – Raffles

QLD Government – Not-for-profit and charitable gaming – Competitions, raffles, bingo and other charitable games

Liquor and Gaming NSW > Gaming & Wagering

Liquor and Gaming NSW – Football Doubles


Online Payment Gateways

Stripe – Visa, Mastercard and Amex

Paypal – Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Paypal

Eway – Visa, Mastercard and Amex

Obtaining an Australian Business Number (ABN)

Payment Gateway providers will require at least an ABN.

Applying for an ABN

If the organisation does not have its own tax file number then the committee members or at least the executive will need to provide their tax file numbers, dates of birth and current addresses as part of the ABN application.

The organisation can still have an ABN without registering for GST (if turnover is less than $150,000 per year) and therefore will not be required to lodge Business Activity Statements.

Running a Raffle

Variety QLD – How to Run a Raffle

Ezy  Fund Raising Set-up  Questionnaire – useful checklist – How to Price your Raffle Tickets

Step by Step Fund Raising – How to Organize a Raffle Fundraiser (US)

How to Run a Successful Raffle Fundraiser (E-book view & download)

Printing Raffle Tickets – Manual Sales & Draws

Fun Vouchers – Print Your Own Raffle & Tombola Tickets – including serial numbers – Design & Print Your own

Budget Raffle Tickets – Commercial Printing

Promoting Your Raffle

Email – Mailchimp

Facebook – Create an Event

Facebook – Create a page – 25 ways to advertise your event for FREE – free event promotion


8 Ways to Use LinkedIn for Event Marketing (Without Paying For Ads)

Promote your Event in your email signature

The 4 Most Effective Tactics for Promoting Events on Twitter

YouTube Charities Programme


Drawing the Raffle Prize – Random Integer Generator – List Randomizer – How to pick names out of a hat with Excel

Raffle Ticket Tumbler. Colorful and Fun Spinning Action! – manual draws

Raffle Ticket Barrel Hire

Raffle Barrels – check Gumtree and Ebay