How we work


We're extremely fortunate in Western Australia to have the only lottery in the nation, and one of the few in the world, where all the profits are returned back to the community.

It's thanks to the people who play Lotterywest games and the small businesses that sell Lotterywest games that we're able to support groups like yours who are contributing to make WA a great place to live.

For more information about Lotterywest sales, prizes and grants check out our Where the money goes page.

Achieving more impact

We have developed a Community Investment Framework to support our vision of ‘Building a better WA together’ and to strengthen the impact achieved with the grants supported by Lotterywest and Healthway.

To build a better WA together with you, we need to understand your initiative and how it will impact and benefit the WA community.

We are committed to:

  • making wise use of community funds;
  • providing sound support to sustain grant initiatives; and
  • showing the benefit of our grants for the community.

We support local and community initiatives. We also work with communities and sectors that are developing solutions to help achieve a deeper, wider impact, or that will leave a lasting and significant community legacy.

Working with you on your idea

Our grant making approach recognises the importance of working together. We will work with you to help develop your proposal and make sure it provides the relevant information.

Alongside Healthway, our team is based at our office in Subiaco, Perth. We also make regular visits to regional and remote WA, as well as around the metropolitan area. From Esperance to Kununurra, we have representatives who understand your local community’s needs, and who will be excited to help achieve your goals. Check our upcoming events page to see when we’ll be visiting your community.

Throughout the entire journey we are committed to providing excellent customer service. Our Customer Commitments outline how we will meet and exceed your needs.

Start the conversation with us so we can build a better WA together.

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Our grant funds come from the sales of our lottery games achieved through the hard work of over 500 retailers throughout the State.

For every dollar they make, Lotterywest retailers add on commission and return 60 cents back to players as prizes. About one third of the dollar is returned to the public, either as grants directly managed by us or as statutory grant allocations, through the State Government, to health, arts and sport.  The remaining cents are for Lotterywest operating costs including the administration of grants.