The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is a statutory authority created by the Victorian Parliament to address the challenge of gambling harm in the Victorian community.
We work with partners and communities to inform people about the risks of gambling, and to provide support to those who need it, including people affected by someone else’s gambling.
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.
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.
Our professional development centre offers learning and development opportunities for Gambler's Help staff and professionals in related sectors. We provide information and resources to help health and welfare professionals identify people experiencing harm from their own, or a significant other's, gambling and more effectively respond to their needs.
The main aim of our research program is to build our understanding of gambling harm. Each year the Foundation identifies new areas of gambling to research and in addition to awarding research grants, we commission major research projects so that we can learn more about how gambling affects our community.
We provide information to community groups, local government and the public about gambling and its regulation in Victoria.
We also support Victorians to participate in regulatory and other processes relating to gambling, including licensing and planning processes associated with electronic gaming machines.
The Foundation's 2018–2019 annual report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on Thursday 17 October 2019.
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