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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

'Call someone who gets it' TV commercial

'Call someone who gets it' is our new awareness campaign to encourage people to speak to a counsellor who gets gambling harm. Counselling can help people change the way they think and feel about themselves and their participation in gambling.

Campaign

Gambling Harm Awareness Week

During Gambling Harm Awareness Week, we highlighted how the brain is stimulated and affected by gambling.

Because the more you understand, the easier it is to change.

Learn more

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.

73%

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

Community-led prevention projects

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

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

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

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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

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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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