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
- Investigating impacts of COVID-19 on gambling harm — 29 March 2021
- Commission to hear application for additional eight pokies at Robin Hood Hotel — 24 March 2021
- VAGO performance audit — 18 March 2021
- Australian Racing Fact Book 2019–2020 edition published — 5 Jan 2021
- Commission to hear application for 40 pokies at Royal Hotel in Koo Wee Rup — 29 Dec 2020
'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.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week - Personal stories
During Gambling Harm Awareness Week, we highlighted real stories of people who’ve bravely come forward to talk about the harm they experienced and the support they needed.
Anna, Ken, Bayu, Mario and Lynda share their stories to help break down stigma and let others know they’re not alone.
Gambling in Victoria
Community-led prevention projects
The Foundation supports a range of community-based, not-for-profit, local governments and public health organisations to deliver innovative placed-based projects in diverse communities across Victoria to prevent and reduce gambling harm.
Read more about the range of currently funded community-led prevention projects.
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.