Lotteries, Trade & Consumer Promotions

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Promotions, competitions, give-aways and lotteries are governed by complex Federal, State and Territory laws and regulations. Legal compliance is difficult and may expose businesses to risk and adverse publicity when an in-market activation or promotion goes wrong.

We are specialists in lotteries and trade promotions law both in Australia and New Zealand and our services are designed to help you navigate the legal issues and regulatory environment in a timely and cost-effective way.

We have developed strong relationships with all Australian and New Zealand gaming authorities and provide full permit management.


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The Rise of Influencer Hijacking
Some brands have been attempting to hijack an influencer’s selling power without paying them a penny, explains DVM Law. There is no denying that certain social media users have the ability to influence the purchasing decisions and behaviours of their followers. It is becoming increasingly evident that brands are trying and succeeding in leveraging this...
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The key Terms and Conditions lessons learned from The Today Show scandal
The Nine Network has recently had to defend itself against allegations that its ‘Block of Cash’ giveaway is a scam, following the broadcast of a winner from their home almost immediately after they received a phone call notifying them that they had won the jackpot live on The Today Show. Media outlets, entrants and concerned...
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Trade Promotions Update: ACT removes the requirement for permits for “low risk” trade promotions
Businesses running trade promotions where the total prize value does not exceed $3,000 will no longer need to apply for a permit in the Australian Capital Territory. The ACT Gambling & Racing Commission has expanded the types of lotteries that no longer require approval for their conduct under section 6(1) of the Lotteries Act 1964 (the Act). Exempt...
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Trade Promotions Update: Victoria removes the requirement for Permits
At present, if your national game of chance trade promotion exceeds a total prize pool value of $5,000, you require a permit in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Victoria. However, legislation passed by the Victorian Parliament has now removed the requirement for a permit for any trade promotions running in Victoria,...
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