Getting Help

Help for harmful gambling

Gambler’s Help – 1800 858 858 – 24/7 nationwide

For immediate telephone support and to make an appointment with a therapeutic counsellor, financial counsellor and for the Peer Connection Program.

Peer Connection

To speak with a peer support volunteer who has a personal experience of gambling harm and recovery.

Gambler’s Help online 

100 day challenge 

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF)  – 

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)

Find a Gamblers Anonymous meeting in your State 

National Debt Helpline – 1800 007 007

Get involved – help reduce gambling harm

Alliance for Gambling Reform 


A community education public speaking program for gambling harm.

Three Sides of the Coin –

Creative workshops for people affected by gambling. This group can also be hired for performance presentations.

Libraries After Dark

Watch – learn more about gambling harm 

Ka-ching! Pokie Nation 

A documentary about how the pokies work and can be highly addictive for some people.

You can’t ask that –

Episode on gambling – Series 2, episode 10

Self Exclusion Programs:

Australian Hotels Association 

Community Clubs Victoria (CCV):

Casino self exclusion

TAB betcare – 1800 882 876


Lifeline – 13 11 14 or 

Beyond blue – 1300 22 4636 or

Suicide call back line – 1300 659 467 or

Men’s line – 1300 78 99 78 or 

Women’s Information and Referral Exchange – WIRE (Melbourne) – 1300 134 130 or 

Safe Steps (24/7 help for family violence) – 1800 015 188 or 

The Orange Door (help for family violence) 

Drug and Alcohol

Directline  – 1800 888 236 or

Family Drug Help – 1300 660 068 or  

Alcoholics Anonymous – 1300 222 222 or 

Narcotics Anonymous – 1300 652 820 or 

Research (from the podcasts)

Dr Samantha Thomas – The influence of sports betting marketing on young males

The influence of marketing on the sports betting attitudes and consumption behaviours of young men: implications for harm reduction and prevention strategies

Dr Charles Livingston – How electronic gambling machines (pokies) work

List of research:

Dr Victoria Manning – Drugs, alcohol and gambling

Dr Sophia Vasiliadis – Informal pathways (self-help) to recovery

Gabi Byrne – Relapse prevention