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Gambling Harm Awareness Week


About the week

During Gambling Harm Awareness Week, we encourage people to talk about the harms associated with gambling and the effects they can have on communities, families, friends, workplaces and individuals. Gambling harm can affect self-esteem, relationships, physical and mental health, work performance and social life.

The week focuses on personal stories of recovery, which are powerful because they offer a sense of hope and optimism. They also encourage open community discussions that help to reduce stigma, which can be a barrier to help seeking.

2023 dates & theme

Gambling Harm Awareness Week will be held from 16 to 22 October 2023.

This year’s theme will continue to be Talk. Share. Support. Foundation activity will focus on supporting Victorians to have a conversation with someone whose gambling behaviour is becoming a concern.

The Foundation is developing resources (including in-language) to support people to talk more openly about gambling harm.

These resources, as well as other promotional materials will be available to our partners and community organisations to support local events and activities.

This page will be kept up to date with information relating to events, resource availability and delivery timeframes.


Gambling Harm Awareness Week Project Manager
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Phone: (03) 9452 2600

Find out more on the Gambler's Help website

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