Gambling (Prohibited Property) Regulations 2005

Reprint as at 12 April 2019

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Gambling (Prohibited Property) Regulations 2005

(SR 2005/299)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of November 2005

The Right Hon Helen Clark presiding in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Pursuant to section 17 of the Gambling Act 2003, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the advice of the Minister of Internal Affairs after consultation with persons or organisations that appear to the Minister to be representative of the interests of persons likely to be substantially affected by these regulations, makes the following regulations.


1 Title

These regulations are the Gambling (Prohibited Property) Regulations 2005.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 January 2006.

3 Interpretation


In these regulations, Act means the Gambling Act 2003.


In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, terms and expressions that are not defined in these regulations but are defined in the Act have the same meaning as in the Act.

4 Prohibited property for gambling

The following property must not be offered as a reward for, or used to reward a winner of, gambling:


a firearm, explosive (including ammunition), prohibited magazine, prohibited part, restricted weapon, or airgun as defined in the Arms Act 1983:


alcohol (within the meaning of section 5 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012):


a tobacco product as defined in the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990:


a taonga tūturu (within the meaning of the Protected Objects Act 1975):


a voucher or entitlement to—


commercial sexual services as defined in the Prostitution Reform Act 2003:


any of the items listed in paragraphs (a) to (d).

Regulation 4(a): amended, on 12 April 2019, by section 73 of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 12).

Regulation 4(b): replaced, on 18 December 2013, by section 417(2) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (2012 No 120).

Regulation 4(d): substituted, on 1 November 2006, by section 33 of the Protected Objects Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 37).

5 Revocation

The following notices are revoked:


Property Not to be Disposed of by Way of Prize Competition, or Lottery (Gazette 1993, p 2545):


Specification of Property Not to be Disposed of by Instant Games, Prize Competition and Lotteries (Gazette 1995, p 2122).

Diane Morcom,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 24 November 2005.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Gambling (Prohibited Property) Regulations 2005 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 12): section 73

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (2012 No 120): section 417(2)

Protected Objects Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 37): section 33