Competition Terms & Conditions

  1. The promoter is: Times News Group whose registered office is at 95 Beach Rd, Torquay, 3228.
  2. The competition is open to residents of Australia aged 18 years or over except employees of Times News Group and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition, however the entrant is further subscribed to the local paper email.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via http://freelocalnews/surfcoasttimes or
  6. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  7. Closing date for entry will be outlined on the website and social media. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:

You must subscribe to the local paper, either Bellarine Times or Surf Coast Times or both, via the link on the website, unless otherwise stated if the competition is run purely on social media. In this case the details on how to enter will be displayed on the relevant social media channel.

  1. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  2. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  3. The prize is as follows:

The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

  1. Winners will be chosen:
    At random by software if subscribing online method, or using specialized social media random selection software if entering online.
  2. The winner will be notified by email and/or Facebook within 3 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  3. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
  4. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  6. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Australian law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia.
  7. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Australian data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  8. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  9. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Times News group and not to any other party.
  10. Times News Group‘s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
  11. Times News Group shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
  12. Times News group also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.


Surf Coast Community $10,000 AFL Tipping Competition

This year’s competition will expand to see tippers having the ability to select their community group, whilst also attempting to win significant individual prizes.

Community Bank Surf Coast has provided the funding for the community prizes which will be awarded based on their individual tipsters end of year position.

Surf Coast Times have provided the enhanced audience, media profile and also individual weekly and end of year prizes.

Given the nature of the prizes, this competition is only open to those entrants 18 years or older.



Competition Name:  10K Surf Coast Community Competition

Password:                   communitybanking


The total community groups prize pool is $10,000
First Prize $5,000, Second Prize $3,000, Third Prize $1,500 and Fourth Prize $500. With all winning funds provided to the community group the individual tipster has selected. It is recommended for entrants to reach out via the messaging function of ESPN Footy Tips with your preferred group. If you are in the Top 10 through out the weeks, the Community Bank Surf Coast marketing lead will make contact with you. Once you have selected a group, the ability to change to another group is not permitted.

To ensure that communication is achievable, we are setting the requirement that all competitors allow the Admins of the competition to see your email address, to allow us to make contact for group selection and prize notification. The Email Address used will not be used by Surf Coast Times or Community Bank Surf Coast for marketing related events outside those explicitly stated here.

The competition is housed and run on the ESPN Footytips website. Rules on how to tip and leaderboards will be found on the Surf Coast Community $10,000 AFL Tipping Competition dashboard at


So what groups are eligible to have your support if you win?

Community Bank Surf Coast are providing the prize money to the groups. The strict requirement of an eligible groups is that the group needs to be an incorporated community or not-for-profit organisation with an ABN, while also meeting the guidelines of the Community Bank Surf Coast Community Investment and Sponsorship policy which can be provided upon request via [email protected].  Examples of eligible groups include Anglesea Football & Netball Club, Surfcoast Torquay Girls Guide & Bellbrae Fire Brigade.


How to Enter:

It costs nothing to enter! If you win, your impact to a community group could be huge. As an added bonus, you have the potential of individual weekly or overall prizes as provided by Surf Coast Times.

You enter by creating or logging into your ESPN Footytips Account, and joining the 10K Surf Coast Community Competition by searching or via the link on this page.



Weekly – $50 voucher to spend at Harry Brown Liquor Torquay*

Weekly prizes are awarded to the person with the highest round score and closest margin, as per the weekly table on the ESPN website at the conclusion of the round. If there is a dead heat of entries, the winner will be decided by who has the highest overall number of tips for the season. If there is still a dead heat, the winner will be chosen at random by a Surf Coast Times representative. *Must be over 18 to claim the prize.

Overall End of Season Prize:

1st Prize: $500 Cash & $5,000 for your community group.
2nd Prize: $250 Cash & $3,000 for your community group.
3rd Prize: $100 Cash & $1,500 for your community group.
4th Prize: $50 Cash & $500 for your community group.
Plus, a weekly round winner will receive a $50 voucher to spend at Harry Brown Liquor Torquay*


Competition dates 

The Surf Coast Community $10,000 AFL Tipping Competition runs from March 1st, 2024 until August 26th, 2024 (the conclusion of Round 24 of the 2024 AFL Season).

Community groups prize pool winners will be announced on August 27th, 2023 at 10 am and contacted by a Community Bank Surf Coast Representative

Weekly random winners will be announced each Monday at 10am after each round of the 2024 AFL Home & Away Season.


Better Than Breakfast in Bed – Terms & Conditions
1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these conditions.
2. Entry is open to residents of the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast regions, and entry is deemed as
acknowledgement and acceptance of Conditions of Entry.
3. Times News Group, Torquay Wine Store, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Skin Clinics,
Scotchman’s Hill, 360Q and Daily Blooms employees and their immediate families and any agencies
associated with this promotion are excluded from entry.
4. The Promotion commences at 10am AEST on Friday 27th April 2024 and closes at 12pm AEST on
Thursday 9th May 2024 (‘Promotion Period’).
Major Prize:
– $200 voucher for Torquay Wine Store
– $200 voucher for Australian Skin Clinics
– $200 voucher for Scotchman’s Hill Winery
– $200 voucher for 360Q
– $200 voucher for Daily Blooms
– A-Reserve double pass to Mozart and Tchaikovsky
There is one major prize available
Minor Prize:
– $100 voucher for Torquay Wine Store
– $100 voucher for Australian Skin Clinics
– $100 voucher for Scotchman’s Hill Winery
– $100 voucher for 360Q
– $100 voucher for Daily Blooms
– Folding MSO umbrella
These prizes are given away individually and not as prize pack.
Prize Terms:
– Vouchers must be redeemed within three years of issue.
– Voucher can only be redeemed by calling issuing business to make a booking, stating the value of
the voucher at the time of booking.
– Voucher can be used for either events or dining.
Better Than Breakfast in Bed – Terms & Conditions
– Voucher is valid for the purchase of food items or events only and cannot be redeemed solely for
alcohol or other beverages. Any alcoholic beverages purchased must be accompanied by the
purchase of food items.
– Voucher must be used in full – any remaining balance will not be carried over or refunded.

– The prize cannot be sold to third parties, any winners caught will have their prize voided and be banned
from all future Times News Group competitions.
The Competition:
1. During the Promotion Period entrants can enter by heading to and signing up & nominating a Mum
in their life to enter the Major Prize Draw.
2. The competition requires entrants to subscribe to Times News Group and participating promoters.
3. On Thursday 9th May 2024 a random draw will take place and award the nominated person as the
Major Prize winner.
4. During the Promotion Period, Minor Prize draws will take place via Facebook pages. Participants can
enter by tagging a friend to be in the running to win the nominated minor prize.
4. The winners will be announced online and contacted via phone and email.
5. Should the winner not adhere to competition conditions, a redraw will take place.
General Terms & Conditions
1. Times News Group decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
2. No responsibility is accepted for any variation in the value of the prize.
3. All information collected will be kept for administrative purposes only, unless opt-in’s selected.
4. Times News Group reserves the right to request winners provide proof of identity.
and proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address. Identification considered suitable for
verification is at the discretion of the promoter.
5. General Terms & Conditions listed at apply.
6.. The use of false name, address or date of birth i.e. name by which the entrant is not usually known
Better Than Breakfast in Bed – Terms & Conditions
will disqualify them from receiving the prize.
7. To the full extent permitted by law, the Promoter, its associated companies and agencies and any of
their personnel (the “Relevant Parties”) exclude all liability for any loss (including any damage, claim,
injury, cost or expense) which is suffered or incurred by any Eligible Entrant in connection with the
Promotion, including: (i) any indirect, economic or consequential loss; (ii) any loss arising from the
negligence of a Relevant Party; (iii) any liability for personal injury or death.
8. Notwithstanding any other condition of these specific competition rules, Times News Group reserves
the right to withdraw the competition at any time and for any reason whatsoever.
9. Acceptance of the prize is deemed acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.
10. The Promoter for Better Than Breakfast in Bed are –
– Times News Group, ABN 66 1312 763 03 of 95 Beach Road, Torquay VIC 3228
– Scotchmans Hill, ABN: 81 167 078 462 of 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale 3222
– Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, ABN 47 078 925 658 of 120–130 Southbank Blvd, Southbank,
– Daily Blooms PTY LTD, ABN: 52 652 366 731 of 12 Little Hyde St, Yarraville VIC, 3013
– Australian Skin Clinics Geelong. ABN: 59 663 327 240 At Westfield Geelong.
– Australian Skin Clinics Torquay ABN: 32 651 943 832 of 8A Cliff st, Torquay.
– Brighton Catering trading as 360q, ABN 49317500945 of 2 Wharf Street East, Queenscliff 3225
– Torquay Wine Store, ABN 22 903 596 158 of 19a Gilbert Street, Torquay VIC 3228