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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.

Find out more about what we do

Visit the Gambler's Help website

'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.

Information on the effects of gambling is now available in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Italian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Resources

Campaign

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.

View full stories

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.

74%

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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