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Who we are

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is a statutory authority created by the Victorian Parliament specifically to address the challenge of gambling harm in the Victorian community.

The Foundation was brought into effect by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Act 2011.

Our purpose

To prevent and reduce gambling harm for all Victorians.

Our role

To fund research and other activities that add to the knowledge and understanding of gambling harm.

To work in partnership with others to offer evidence-based prevention programs and support services to those affected by gambling harm.

To deliver communication campaigns that inform and influence gambling-related attitudes and behaviours.

View our strategic direction.


The Foundation is governed by a board that is accountable to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, the Hon. Melissa Horne.

Our board is responsible for providing strategic direction to the Foundation and ensuring we achieve our objectives and carry out our functions. The board comprises at least four (but no more than eight) appointed members and three members of parliament, representing different political parties. The board’s work is supported by three advisory committees.

Find out more about our board and its advisory committees.


Our chief executive officer is accountable to the board for day-to-day management of the Foundation and is supported by an executive leadership team. About 50 staff are spread across the functions of public health and prevention, community awareness, research, Gambler’s Help services, professional development and corporate support.

Find out more about our executive leadership team.

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