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Providing support services to Victorians affected by gambling

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is here to support people affected by gambling harm, including family and friends. We take a public health approach to our work, which means we focus on prevention, early intervention and support for those who are particularly vulnerable to gambling harm as well as those living in regional and rural communities.

We fund and work closely with organisations across Victoria to provide free and confidential Gambler’s Help services to people experiencing harm from their own or someone else’s gambling.

Find out more about what we do

Visit the Gambler's Help website

'Harm from gambling' TV commercial

Our early intervention campaign – 'harm from gambling starts earlier than you think' – aims to help people experiencing moderate levels of harm to identify the early signs and to reflect on and modify risky gambling behaviour. 

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'Normalisation of gambling' TV commercial

Our prevention campaign – 'the talk' – encourages parents to have a conversation with their children about gambling risk. This campaign highlights out how normalisation of gambling can make it difficult for young people to recognise the risks involved. 

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Gambling in Victoria

1 in 5

Victorians who gamble may be experiencing harm from their gambling.

$7 b

The total cost of gambling to the Victorian community in 2014–2015 was $7 billion.

71%

of Victorians think adolescents are exposed to too much gambling advertising.

Prevention Partnership Program

Participants in the Horn of Africa Communities Network workshops with network managing director Terefe Aborete

The Prevention Partnership Program has been operating since 2014 and has funded a wide range of community-based, not for profit, local government and public health organisations to test new ideas and build evidence for effective practice in the prevention of gambling harm.

Read more about the Prevention Partnership Program.

Love the Game, not the odds

Young players from Ivanhoe Junior Football Club at the launch of the 'Love the game, not the odds' campaign

Gambling advertising is changing the way we see sport. The amount of advertising we are being exposed to on a daily basis would make it seem like gambling is now just a normal part of sport. Our Love the Game Program aims to counter the normalisation of gambling in sport.

Read more information for parents, schools and sporting clubs.

Events and training

Training resources

Our professional development centre offers learning and development opportunities for Gambler's Help staff and health professionals.

Read more about training for professionals.

Our research

Stack of books and magnifier on wooden table with bookshelf in the background

Search for published research papers that have been commissioned by the Foundation from our library of more than 40 research reports.

Read more about our research.

Gambling in Victoria

Illustration of a man with a thought bubble with the words 'bet', 'win' and 'lose' floating around in it.

Gambling in Victoria is a one-stop-shop for the latest statistics on gambling behaviour and attitudes in our community.

Read more about gambling in Victoria.

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