If you or someone you know is having gambling issues, Gambler's Help is available
Supporting 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.
News and media releases
- Commission refuses application for additional 25 pokies at Players Hotel — 6 Aug 2019
- Victorians lose $2.699 billion on pokies in 2018-19 — 29 Jul 2019
- Commission to determine application for new venue with 52 pokies by Ellinbank Football & Netball Club — 3 Jul 2019
- Sports heroes of tomorrow learn about life and leadership — 26 Jun 2019
- Commission to determine application for additional 10 pokies at Monbulk Bowling Club — 26 Jun 2019
'Effects of gambling' TV commercial
The 'Effects of gambling’, our new awareness campaign, encourages people to pause and reflect on their gambling and the effect it could be having on their emotional wellbeing. It highlights the connection between gambling and negative emotional side effects, such as stress.
'100 Day Challenge' TV commercial
Our help-seeking campaign – ‘100 Day Challenge’ – invites participants to challenge themselves to rediscover their former interests and hobbies, or try something new, by offering a range of activities as alternatives to gambling.
Gambling in Victoria
Prevention Partnership Program
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
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.
Events and training
Our professional development centre offers learning and development opportunities for Gambler's Help staff and health professionals.
Read more about training for professionals.
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
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.