The 2018 Great Community Raffle is now underway

Community Groups are invited to apply to participate in the 2018 event. 

Please email to [email protected] for more information.

In 2017,  $191,265.60 was raised for community groups

The Great Community Raffle is an initiative of the Ferntree Gully Motor Group. The Principals at Ferntree Gully Nissan had built their business and reputation by offering a high level of customer service with a sound product, linked to a genuine sense of their community. They wanted to create a project that would enable local community groups to generate additional funds for their organisations.

The concept was to donate a new car as the first prize in a raffle, print raffle tickets and distribute the ticket books to interested Community groups within their area of business. Those Community groups would then have the opportunity to sell as many $2 raffle tickets as possible.

Because the Ferntree Gully Motor Group generously donates the prizes for the raffle, there is no cost to the participating Community groups.  Every dollar that the groups raise by selling raffle tickets, they keep.

To meet the legal obligations associated with running a raffle, Ferntree Gully Nissan needed to partner with an approved charitable organization.
Ferntree Gully Nissan has been a long time sponsor of the Rotary Club of Emerald & District’s “Kids Fun Run with Thomas”, so our Rotary club was a natural and enthusiastic choice to partner with, to make the “Great Community Raffle” come to fruition.

Our Rotary club undertook to register the raffle and to take responsibility for the finances and ticket auditing to meet the necessary legal requirements associated with running a raffle.  Additionally the Rotary Club of Emerald & District undertook to offer tickets to Community groups within our area.

The 2017 Great Community Raffle was the 8th to be held, and most successful, allowing 107 Community Groups to raise a grand total of $191,265.60.  Over the eight years a total of $1,210,519 has been paid out to the community!

This project sets the standard in demonstrating what can be achieved when independent groups work together to achieve their goals.


IMPORTANT DOWNLOADS – please download and keep handy

Introduction Letter

Conditions of Participation 2018

Participation Form 2018

Authority to Ticket Seller – Rotary 2018

Declaration of Returned Tickets

Organisation Check List