For over 120 years, Australia's official lotteries have been giving Australians cause for celebration.

And while we all love a win, there's something we love even more, and that's giving back to our communities.

Over the years, if you've played lottery games you've helped contribute to your local community - from building hospitals to disaster recovery efforts.

Today, we carry on that proud tradition, contributing over $1.4 billion to important initiatives last year alone through payment of state lottery taxes by our lottery licensees Australia-wide (exc WA).


So thanks to players like you, there's a Lott to go around!



Some of our biggest community contributions include: 

Support for Australian disaster relief

We want to help Australians when they need it most, including recovering from floods, droughts and bushfires. This year, we donated over $1.8 million to bushfire relief efforts to support those doing it tough.

Helping fund construction of the Sydney Opera House

One of Australia’s most iconic attractions exists because of the lottery. In 1957, the Opera House Lotteries was started by the then government-owned lottery to help finance construction of the Sydney Opera House^.

Supporting Australian Hospitals

Australian lotteries have a strong history of supporting the health sector – from funding important cancer research to supporting a vaccine for COVID-19.


Australia's official lotteries have a long and strong history of giving back to the communities in which we operate, and we look forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come.



^Image of the Sydney Opera House is used under licence from the Sydney Opera House Trust.