The Foundation’s strategic priorities guide our work and reflect the issues we are addressing within the gambling environment, underpinned by our commitment to deliver outcomes that will have health and wellbeing benefits for all Victorians.
Our priorities in 2021–2024 are to:
- foster community understanding of gambling harm to lay the groundwork for the attitudinal changes required to prevent and reduce gambling harm
- inform and deliver prevention and intervention activities to reduce the harm in populations, communities and settings most affected by access and exposure to gambling products
- strengthen the funded services system to provide accessible, integrated, relevant and visible options for the delivery of effective treatment and support to people seeking help for gambling harm.
Download our Strategic plan 2021–24
Download Our annual plan 2023–24
The Foundation’s strategic framework comprises three elements – goals, priorities and actions.
The Foundation’s purpose is to prevent and reduce gambling harm for all Victorians.
Outcomes framework 2022
In March 2022, the Foundation released our Reducing gambling harm in Victoria: Outcomes framework. The purpose of the framework is to monitor the progress of the Foundation and others towards achieving the outcomes required to prevent and reduce gambling harm in Victoria.
The causes of gambling harm are complex, as are the solutions. Progress towards achieving the outcomes in the framework requires the collective efforts of the Foundation and others. Accordingly, we work with partners and stakeholders across policy, regulation, and the community, as well as the gambling industry to prevent and reduce gambling harm.
Download our Reducing gambling harm: Outcomes framework 2022.
Learn more about our outcomes framework 2022 in this background document.
Outcomes framework baseline report 2022
In October 2023, the Foundation released our Outcomes framework baseline report 2022. As our first report using the framework, it sets a baseline from which future reports will measure progress and enable the Foundation and those working in the sector to understand where progress is being made and where further work or different approaches might be considered.
Learn more about our outcomes framework baseline report 2022 in this background document.
Working with First Nations Communities
We support First Nations communities in developing local approaches to prevent and reduce harm from gambling that are culturally safe and meet the aspirations and needs of each community.
This is a companion document to the Foundation's Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, November 2021 - November 2023.
The Foundation also supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Our commitment to outer metropolitan, regional and rural communities
It is essential all Victorians who experience harm from gambling have ready access to support if they need it.
Our 2018–2021 commitment to working with non-metro communities outlines our approach to raising awareness of gambling harm, improving understanding of the signs that someone may be at risk, and providing targeted assistance in outer metropolitan, regional and rural communities.
Download our Commitment to working with non-metro communities
Working with others who share our interests
Stakeholder engagement is a cornerstone of our work. Our stakeholder engagement framework 2022–2025 recognises the value we place on collaboration and sets out how we will work with others who share our interests.
We welcome the expertise and ideas of our stakeholders, and embrace the opportunity to share insights, test new concepts and gain greater understanding of gambling harm from a range of perspectives. We all have a role to play in preventing and reducing gambling harm.
Download our Stakeholder engagement framework 2022–2025