Can a prize promotion be run where there is an element of chance in the selection of the winner?
Unlawful, as it is considered 'gambling' under the TGA, unless the participants do not pay to enter or to claim/receive the prize.
If the participants do not pay and it is not considered gambling under the TGA, it will be considered a 'prize promotion event' which is controlled under the TGA. A license must be obtained from DOPA prior to the prize promotion event.
Under the TGA, a prize promotion event is considered to be an arrangement for complimentary gifts or prizes, awarded to people trying their luck in any manner in the conduct of a business or in the pursuit of an occupation.