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
- Victorians lose $1.55 billion on pokies in July - December 2023 — 29 Jan 2024
- Huntly Hotel seeks to install 40 pokies — 3 Jan 2024
- Clocks at Flinders Street Station applies for additional five pokies — 8 Dec 2023
- Commission approves additional 12 pokies at Hotel 520 on Sayers — 8 Dec 2023
- Lived experiences of relapse — 7 Dec 2023
Want to quit or cut back on gambling?
Available in app and web-based formats, Reset offers people insight into why they gamble and provides strategies for tracking and managing gambling behaviours. It can be used as a standalone self-help program or in conjunction with counselling.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week
Gambling Harm Awareness Week is from 16 to 22 October 2023. This year the focus is on how to have a conversation with someone who is or may be experiencing gambling harm. The aim of this year’s campaign is to encourage conversations with people who are experiencing gambling harm and to support them to get back on track.
Gambling in Victoria
Community-led prevention projects
The Foundation supports a range of community-based, not-for-profit, local government bodies and public health organisations to deliver innovative place-based projects in diverse communities across Victoria to prevent and reduce gambling harm.
Read more about our 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 makes it seem like gambling is 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.