Competition Terms and Conditions

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  • Perfect for any competition (game of chance)
  • Suitable for all Australian states and territories
  • Peace of mind that your competition is legally compliant
  • Drafted in plain English by Australian lawyers
  • Complete our Competition Terms and Conditions template in under 10 minutes
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What are Competition Terms and Conditions?

Competition Terms and Conditions are the legal terms that define how you will run a competition. These terms include who can enter, what the prize is and when the prize will be drawn.

Competitions (also known as trade promotions) are used to promote your business and bring your brand to a wider audience.

You must comply with Australian Consumer Law and any applicable state regulations for trade promotions. You should provide all entrants with your Privacy Policy as well, so they know that their personal details are secure.

 

Who can use this template?

  • Any business running a game of chance competition
  • All Australian states and territories
  • Any industry

 

Types of Competitions

In Australia, there are two types of promotional competitions:

1. Game of Skill

In this competition, participants must put forward an entry or show their ‘skill’. For example, “describe in 50 words or less…”. Other examples include “post a photo with the competition hashtag” or “send us a video explaining why you should win”. The winner will be determined entirely by merit, either by judges or by vote.

2. Game of Chance

This is a competition where winners are picked at random. The participant does not need to show any skill, and all entries are equal. An example of a game of chance is a prize draw or an instant win. In Australia, a game of chance trade promotion is also known as a Trade Promotion Lottery.

 

Do I need a permit to run a competition or trade promotion?

Each state and territory in Australia has its own laws for trade promotions. You will need a trade promotion permit in some states to operate a promotion where the winner is determined by an element of chance.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with the laws of your jurisdiction.

For example, South Australia only requires you to have a permit for a “major trade lottery” where the total prize pool value is greater than $5,000.

Normally the state regulator will require you to submit the competition terms and conditions before issuing a permit. Make sure you allow enough time to complete your T&Cs and arrange the permit before you launch your competition.

 

What does this Competition Terms and Conditions template include?

Our Competition Terms and Conditions template covers everything you need for a game of chance competition in Australia:

  • Promoter – details of the business running the competition, including ABN and contact details
  • Competition Period – when the competition starts and ends
  • Eligible Entrants – who is eligible to enter the competition
  • How to enter – instructions on how people can enter the competition
  • Draw date and time – when and where the prize draw will be held
  • Prize(s) – specific details of the prizes to be won, including the RRP or dollar value, as well as any restrictions or exclusions
  • Winner Notification and Publication – method in which the winner(s) will be contacted, and how winners will be published (online and/or in newspapers)
  • Unclaimed Prizes – what happens if any prizes are not claimed, including details for an Unclaimed Prize Draw
  • Privacy – consent to collect personal information from entrants to conduct the competition
  • Intellectual Property – permission to use the content of entries for promotional purposes
  • Social Media – refers to any third party social media platforms (e.g. Facebook)
  • General Conditions – important legal terms
  • Competition Permit Number – add permit details for your state/territory when required

 

Do we have to include the full Terms & Conditions in all of our marketing material?

You need to publish T&Cs in any advertising material which promotes the competition (e.g. flyers, email marketing etc.). However, this is often not practical because of the limited space available. Therefore, it is acceptable to include only the most relevant information and refer people to the full T&Cs (usually available on your website).

Be careful to avoid false or misleading advertising.

 

Who is eligible to enter?

If you want to limit entries, it is important to clearly state who is eligible to enter in your competition terms and conditions. Often businesses exclude people under 18, employees, family members and contractors or suppliers related to the business. We have included a clause in our competition terms and conditions template to cover all of these circumstances.

 

What details of the prize should we include in our T&Cs?

You should be as specific as possible about the details of the prize(s). Your description should include the value of the prize (RRP or total dollar value), any special conditions, how long the prize is valid, and anything that is NOT included as part of the prize. Consider including a simple prize structure, e.g. a major prize and a couple of minor prizes. This could add a fun element to your competition or encourage more entrants if there are more chances of winning a prize.

 

How many times can people enter a competition?

This is up to you.

You could limit the competition to one entry per person or allow multiple entries.

We have included wording for both options in our competition terms and conditions template.

 

Do I have to pay any government fees to run a trade promotion?

It depends on the state or territory you are in.

Some states charge an application fee for trade promotions. For example, in NSW, an authority is required if the total prize value for a single trade promotion exceeds $10,000. Fees start at $421, and it increases depending on the value of the prize.

In other jurisdictions, you may not have to pay any fees. Make sure you check the relevant government website before you get started:

 

What are the important dates for the competition?

It is important that you clearly identify when the competition starts, when submissions will close, including date and time, and when the winner will be announced. If there is a draw, you must include the date and location of the draw.

Different states have different requirements concerning when the draw must take place.

For example, In Queensland, the draw must be held in Australia and within 12 months of the promotion’s commencement date. In New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, it must occur within 12 months of the date on which the permit is issued.

 

Is this Competition Terms and Conditions template legally binding?

Absolutely!

All of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

We are affiliated with a commercial law firm based in Sydney.

FAQ

All of our templates come in Word format (docx). We recommend that you use Microsoft Word on a desktop to fill in the template.

Yes, all of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

Yes, the template is suitable for all Australian states and territories.

What do I have to do after I download the template?

The template includes instructions on how to use it, as well as helpful comments along the way to guide you. Don’t just take our word for it, read what other customers have said about our products here.

Estimated time to complete the template in Microsoft Word is around 5-10 minutes. We have designed our templates to be very user-friendly.

How often are the templates updated?

We frequently update our template library and provide minor updates to wording and formatting in our documents.

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. You have lifetime access, so any updates are provided free of charge.

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We needed some T&Cs for a competition we are running, this ticked all of the boxes.