Proposed sale of licence and/or assets relating to NSW Lotteries


  • Various acquirers


  • NSW Lotteries


The NSW Government proposed to licence a private operator to conduct public lotteries in New South Wales under the Public Lotteries Act 1996.

The ACCC decided not to conduct a merger review of this proposal, on the basis that the initial grant of either an operator or product licence in accordance with the Public Lotteries Act 1996 was not an acquisition under s.50 of the TPA.

This view is limited to the initial grant of the operator or product licences, and does not extend to the transfer of a licence from one operator to another

Market definition

See summary above.

Competition analysis

See summary above.


29/04/2009ACCC commenced public monitoring of the proposal.
30/09/2009ACCC withdrew its consideration of the proposal.