Have a read of the Rules and Terms and Conditions for a detailed answer. But in short, you'll need to come up with your most creative and original answer to "How to make money on the Gold Coast". There is also a $50 entry fee, payable by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal only. Entries can only be submitted on this website.
Yes it definitely is for residents of the states that can enter this competition. We actually did 4 levels of checking to be sure:
1) We researched on Google first (don’t we all?).
2) We then read all the relevant legislation (which was quite intense as all 8 states and territories have their own legislation on "gambling", and there is a potential overarching federal legislation too). The key issue here is as long as there is no element of chance and clear judging criteria in the entire game (which will be the case for this game), then the states and territories and federal law allow it. Only South Australia does not allow competitions in this format, and as such, SA residents have been excluded.
3) I then wrote to each state's and territory's gaming commission and also consumer affairs (or equivalent) bodies to get their opinion, and thankfully they came back to confirm the thoughts from my initial research.
4) Lastly, we actually paid for legal advice to get this re-confirm our thoughts - and there were no changes from our initial opinion.
Great question! The authorities will only have to be convinced that we have a clear process, terms and conditions, clear judging criteria and no element of chance at all. But we've taken the extra step so that should any authority wish to investigate us, there is an "auditor's" login to the system, where they can audit every entry to see if it has been read, the scores allocated etc.
Great question! The state, territory and federal regulators will want to ensure this competition does not contravene any gambling/lottery laws. Additionally, all the state's consumer affairs/fair trading bodies have already advised that terms and conditions must be followed.
As there will potentially be a lot of entries for a competition with a high value prize, the penalties for not following terms and conditions can be quite severe (it's in the region of 6 figures and possible imprisonment in severe cases). With a young family, this is not the kind of risk we would want to go near at all.
10% of the gross amount being collected will be donated to Aussie Helpers (www.aussiehelpers.org.au). Once donated, Aussie Helpers will acknowledge receipt of the donation (which we’ll directly post on our Facebook page and/or our website)
Also note that we don't use any tricks in manipulating the amount donated. It will strictly be 10% of the gross amount collected (i.e. before any outgoings or expenses are deducted). So if we collect $50 000, farmers will get $5000.
Study the 3 judging criteria carefully (detailed in Rules and Terms and Conditions). Remember they are each worth a sizable chunk of the overall score - so you can score through multiple ways. Although there is no penalty for spelling or grammatical errors, please ensure you communicate your idea clearly.
At the moment this relatively new townhouse is being rented out. So to protect the tenant's privacy, we've removed references to the actual townhouse number. To give you an idea of the location though, the street address for this block of townhouses is on the map in Contact Us page.
There is a live update feature on the front page. So you will know exactly how many entries we've received at any point in time!
Feel free to email, post your question or send us a private message on our Facebook page.
Nothing at all. We'll pay for the transfer duties, conveyancing fees and approximately 12 months of body corporate fees. The body corporate fees are only approximately $2000 a year (keeping in mind the rental is $550 a week in a high rental demand area).