PRESS RELEASE | Live Payments EFTPOS Offer

PRESS RELEASE | Live Payments EFTPOS Offer


30 April 2024

The National Lotteries and Newsagent Association (NLNA) is excited to announce the signing of an exclusive agreement with Live Payments, offering NLNA Members exclusive EFTPOS rates comparative to the leading offer in market.

Live Payments is an Australian owned company with 18 years of experience in secure payments.  Live Payments specialise in small to medium businesses with over 8,000 retailers, as well as major retailers including Mobil, Grilled, Hungry Jacks, IGA, Just Cuts, Anytime Fitness and Amcal to name a few.

As Australia’s peak industry body formed with one clear purpose: to improve income, reduce costs and increase foot traffic for newsagents across Australia, this partnership will provide an opportunity for over 6,000 retailers to review their current payment relationships and fee structures and consider an alternative that reduces costs and provides the support they need.

In additional to the great rates offered by Live Payments, NLNA members also receive:

•    Free terminal rental for the first 6 months (unlimited terminals)
•    Next day settlement into any bank
•    24/7 help desk support
•    Set up within 48 hours
•    Free paper rolls
•    Zero installation fees
•    No lock in contract

Retailers can contact NLNA today to learn more about Live Payments’ exclusive rates and ask us for a comparison report, to see just how much can be saved by switching to Live Payments!

Brendan Tohill, NLNA CEO, said “We are delighted to partner Live Payments as the NLNA are in the business of reducing costs for small businesses across Australia. Live Payments have an amazing Industry offer exclusive to NLNA Members. Specialising in small to medium businesses, they understand the challenges our members face and their need to minimise costs, minimise disruptions, ensure quick settlement and receive great customer service.  We are confident Live Payments will deliver all of this and so much more.”

Reuven Barukh, CEO Live Payments, added “We are delighted to announce this partnership with National Lotteries and Newsagency Association (NLNA) to support Australian businesses with our state-of-the-art payment solutions. Working with NLNA has been an absolute pleasure, and I am personally glad to be involved in this journey, helping businesses grow and reduce their cost of payment acceptance.”



Bondi Junction Attack  – Information and Support

Bondi Junction Attack – Information and Support

Dear Members and Industry,

As the peak body Association of our industry, we are in shock by the events of Saturday afternoon in Bondi.

This is a horrific event, a senseless act of violence that will have a lasting impact on so many.

The National Lotteries and Newsagents Association extends our heartfelt sympathy to the six families who lost their loved ones and to those who were injured and traumatised by this terrifying act.

This has taken an unimaginable toll on everyone involved, particularly those directly involved, those who were shopping at Westfield Bondi Junction, the community of Bondi, the community of New South Wales and the wider community around Australia.

Our deepest condolences to the families involved and the retail community as a whole, particularly at Westfield Bondi Junction.

If you or your team require any further information or support, please see the link below.

Yours Sincerely,

Brendan Tohill
National Lotteries Newsagents Association (NLNA)

NLNA Delivers Again

NLNA Delivers Again


Six workshops across Australia an unprecedented success
Peak Body driving the industry, 408 attended.

Dear Newsagents of Australia,

Hope you all had a Happy Easter and the trade was strong.

The National Lotteries and Newsagents Association ( has just completed six workshops over the last 8 weeks, and all have been hugely well attended.

Over four hundred newsagents have attended workshops & awards nights in Sydney, Brisbane, Gippsland, Geelong, Ballarat, and Mordialloc.

Bringing the newsagents together with the industry and sharing critical information on where we are going in the industry is vital.

A big thanks to the QLD Small Business Commission and the State Government of Victoria for all their support.

The Lottery Corporation, News Corp, Ladbrokes, Henderson Greetings, ACCO Brands, Ministry of Chocolate (Newsbar), Ninsurance powered by Fitzpatrick & Co, and Trio Rouge all attended and are in total support of the NLNA mantra of newsagents becoming a gifting store, a general store a convenience store as our landscape constantly changes.

So many benefits to being a member of the NLNA:

We now strive and drive quickly to becoming a “last minute gift store & convenience store”.

Please see below photos of all our events, we are the fabric of communities right around Australia.

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Dear Newsagents of Australia,

Happy International Women’s Day!

We at the National Lotteries Newsagents Association (NLNA) have some amazing women who do amazing & inspiring things on a daily basis for our industry.



Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
VANA – Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association

The Commission Review From The Lottery Corporation

The Commission Review From The Lottery Corporation

Dear Members,

23rd February 2023

Re: Today’s email at 9 am from The Lottery Corporation about the Commission Review

ALERT: 2% INCREASE to our Members

A 2% INCREASE to our members is so welcomed and the National Lotteries & Newsagents Association (NLNA) prides itself on having a strong, robust but healthy relationship with The Lottery Corporation (TLC) across all levels of management around Australia.

We unashamedly support the pillar as the key driver of foot traffic in our industry.

NLNA celebrates three years today and a key supporter of the NLNA has been The Lottery Corporation (previously Tabcorp) since day one.

Positivity and optimism have been the cornerstone of the NLNA’s success.

It’s not where we have been as an industry, but it’s where we are going!

“We are here to improve your income, reduce costs and increase foot traffic and work with the industry.

I would personally like to thank Brian Laws, General Manager of The Lottery Corporation and Adrian Eaton National Engagement Manager of The Lottery Corporation, whom I have worked very closely with and will continue to do so. To Managing Director and Chief Executive, Sue van der Merwe, and Chief Channel Officer, Antony Moore – thank you for your support through this very detailed and thorough process.


  1. A commission rate increase from 10.3% to 12.3% of subs- for all lottery products, excl. Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot, Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot, Instant Scratch-Its, Coin Toss & Keno.
  2. An increase in Powerball subscription by 10 cents from $1.10 to $1.20 per game (plus agent commission at the new rate of 12.3%)
  3. A sign-up bonus rate increase from 1% to 3%.
  4. A digital commission rate increase from 2% to 4% for GREEN, and 1% to 2% for amber.

We as an Association, understand and appreciate the cost of living at the moment in Australia is prohibitive and the commission increase today is good news.

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
VANA – Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association