The Lottery Office Beach 5s Australia Day
& Weekend Festival

Nobbys Beach Newcastle January 26 – 29 2023

A big win for Beach 5s Australia 

Beach 5s Australia is delighted to announce The Lottery Office as the official Event Partner for the Newcastle Festival that commences on Australia Day 2023 and continues across the weekend.

Beach 5s is a five a side sand-based hybrid Rugby League and Union game played on some of the most iconic beaches in Australia and New Zealand and has skyrocketed in popularity after hitting the East Coast shores for the first time back in 2018. With a broad appeal to the participants from both codes in a summer competition, the beach provides the perfect combination of playing sport at our Nation’s favourite place to visit.

With Ambassadors Australian representative and Premiership Winner Johnathan Thurston and dual code International Lote Tuqiri on board as players, Beach 5’s are excited to also announce former Kangaroo and NSW State of Origin Captain Kurt Gidley for the Newcastle round as just one of the stars lined up for the event.

The Lottery Office has shared a similar growth trajectory here in Australia, giving its players a platform to participate in some of the world’s largest official international lotteries. With Jackpots often exceeding $500million AUD, the opportunity for Australian residents to purchase tickets in a safe and secure way has created a lot of excitement in anticipation of winning these life changing amounts. Purchasing tickets can be easily done through the App or online at www.lotteryoffice.com.au. Players also have the option to fund their Lottery Office accounts across 1,400 stores and newsagencies around Australia.

‘Beach 5s is an exciting sport for both participants and its audience who come along to see the Legends and athletes play’ said The Lottery Office CEO Jaclyn Wood. ‘The Lottery Office has some epic jackpots in 2023 and it is free to join, so we look forward to engaging with the Newcastle community with our ‘meet the legends’ marquee and on-beach activations. Maybe it will be a Novocastrian that will be our next lucky winner’ added Ms Wood.

‘To partner with a credible Australian-owned National brand like The Lottery Office for our Newcastle Event is a huge win for Beach 5s Australia and we are very grateful for their support.’ said Beach 5s Australia Director Peter Hickey. The Lottery Office is growing quickly and through the partnership it will bring more attention to our Sport as well, I would be wrapped if it was one of our players or fans that took out a jackpot and we could say we were part of it’ added Mr Hickey.

The Lottery Office’s biggest winner to date has netted over $1.6million dollars, taking home the official title of ‘Australia’s biggest win from an international lottery’ but with more entries expected in the year ahead, The Lottery Office are hopeful of surpassing this milestone in 2023. 

The Lottery Office Beach 5s Australia Festival is the jewel in the crown for the series, with Legends, Elite plus male and female social competitions it promises to be a terrific weekend.

This year, Beach 5s Australia has also teamed up with the Mark Hughes Foundation and Sione’s Foundation to raise money for these wonderful charities as part of the planned activities.

Beach 5s Australia will be played at Nobby’s Beach on Thursday 26th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January. The Legends Match will be at 1.00pm on the 26th January, so be sure to be down on the beach at this time and introduce yourself to the Team at The Lottery Office.

To play online with The Lottery Office, you must be a resident of Australia and New Zealand and be over 18 years of age. Gamble Responsibly, www.gamblinghelponline.org.au or call Helpline on 1800 858 858.


Media enquiries:
The Lottery Office – Jess Cheng (Head of Digital Marketing) 0423 111 626
Beach 5’s Australia – Peter Hickey (Director) 0418 730 100

General enquiries to Peter Hickey: peter@beachrugbyaustralia.com.au