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Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of this document we do not warrant its accuracy, and you should take any necessary steps to ensure that any tipping competition that you run is within the law.
What is a tipping competition?
A footy tipping competition is a competition where entrants must select the winning team in a football match and are awarded a point if successful. The selection of winning teams using skill and knowledge is not regarded as a lottery and a permit is not required.
A football tipping competition could be a lottery if:
The method of entry or of selecting a winner for the competition involves an element of chance at any stage in the competition – such as to decide a winner by a draw where there is more than one person with the same number of points.
Alternatively, a Footy Tipping competition that involves an element of chance may be run as a trade promotion lottery which promotes the products or services of a trade or business and offers prizes where winners are selected by some method of chance.
Do I need a Licence or Permit to Conduct a Trade Promotion Lottery?
While a permit is no longer required, all trade promotion lotteries conducted in Victoria must continue to comply with the conditions provided for in the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 and Gambling Regulations 2015 .
A full list of the conditions that currently apply to trade promotion lotteries can be found at the trade promotion lotteries FAQs page.
Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Regulation
1300 182 457
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
PO Box 1988