Competition Mail

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Manage your Competition Mail

Overview

If you're running a competition, we set you up with a free post office box for the duration of your competition to receive your mail - and you get a postage rebate on every fully stamped entry sent to your box, over a minimum number.

Benefits

  • With the postage rebate, you can offset the costs of your competition
  • You keep postage costs down for you or your entrants - the postage rate for competition entries is just 70 cents
  • By choosing mail as one of your competition entry methods, you make it easy for everyone to enter
  • You have a secure way for entrants to provide personal details, helping you build your database for future promotions
  • You can keep track of your response rate, as we record the number of entries you've received and send you regular updates

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Competitions must be registered with the appropriate state or territory authorities and have obtained the relevant permits.

For more information on what's required in each state, please visit the following websites:

State  Website 

Victoria:

Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Queensland:

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

South Australia:

Consumer and Business Services

New South Wales: 

Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing

Western Australia:

Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Australian Capital Territory:

Gambling and Racing Commission

Tasmania:

Liquor and Gaming

Northern Territory:

Gambling & licensing

To qualify for the Competition Mail rebate, articles received can be up to 125g in weight and 5mm in thickness.

Size details Small
Maximum weight 250g
Minimum size 88x138mm
Maximum size 130x240mm
Maximum thickness 5mm

Entries that exceed these dimensions fall into the Large Letter or Small Parcel category, which require extra postage and are ineligible for the rebate.

Need help?

If you have any questions about Competition Mail, call our customer contact centre on 13 11 18 or email us.

Competition Mail rebates

Rebates

How to get the Competition Mail rebate

To qualify for the rebate, your competition must be an eligible trade promotion or lottery, registered with the appropriate state or territory authorities, and with the relevant permits.

View the requirements

  1. Register your competiton with us at least 3 weeks before the promotion starts
  2. Set the prize draw date at least 5 business days after the competition closing date
  3. Keep the response envelope within maximum size 130mm x 240mm, maximum thickness 5mm and maximum weight 250g
  4. Ensure the envelope contents aren't too rigid, so they can go through automated letter sorting equipment
  5. Attract a minimum number of stamped entries to your post office box - this depends on the state where the competiton is held (see below)

On receiving the minimum entries required, the following rebates will be paid at the conclusion of the competition.

 Competitions held wholly or partially in  Minimum entries in first 3 months of competition Minimum entries in each subsequent month of competition  Rebate $
NSW, Vic or Qld  15,000  5,000  0.077 
SA, WA, NT, ACT or Tas  5,000  2,000 0.044 
Please note: these rebates are calculated on standard local postage which is the legal maximum entry cost per item.

How to use Competition Mail

Posting your mail

  1. Apply online or download and complete the Competition Mail application form (72kb) at least 3 weeks before the competition starts.
  2. Send the completed form to the address specified. We'll usually let you know the outcome of your application within 3 working days.
    In some cases, you'll need to register your competition with the appropriate state and territory authorities to obtain relevant permits. You can check this with the state(s) where you plan to hold the competition. However, you can still apply for Competition Mail while you're waiting for your permit.
  3. Once we've approved your mail application, we'll give you a free post office box address for the duration of the competition. During the competition, we'll record the number of entries and give you regular updates.
  4. When the competition closes, download and complete the Competition Mail claim for rebate form (56kb). Send it to the address specified for your state (you'll find this on the application form) with the written statement we sent you of the number of entries received.
  5. Your rebate payment will take around 45 days to process. Payments are made directly into a bank account.

Terms and conditions apply

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For more information on what's required in each state, please visit the following websites:

State Website

Victoria:

Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Queensland:

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

South Australia:

Consumer and Business Services

New South Wales:

Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing

Western Australia:

Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Australian Capital Territory:

Gambling and Racing Commission

Tasmania:

Liquor and Gaming

Northern Territory:

Gambling & licensing

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Use Competition Mail to streamline your responses.

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