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Every year Gambler's Help assists thousands of Victorians with free and confidential advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We help people with gambling problems as well as those close to them who are affected by their gambling. There are many ways to get help – choose the support that suits you. On the phone support. Online chat. In person counselling. You name the method, we’re here to help.
Families and friends
If someone close to you is experiencing harm from gambling, we can help you.Find out more
Going through a tough time? Youthline is confidential and open 24/7 – call 1800 262 376.Find out more
Harm from gambling is common in both the wider community and the Aboriginal community.Find out more
'I’ve cut my gambling spend in half ... and I’m just getting started.'
It's normal to feel unsure about wanting outside help and support. Wanting to change and making that first step can take guts. But once you do, you'll be so glad you did it when you did.
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Today I exclude myself from every bookmaker I'm with ... I know everyone feels the same. Enough is enough. Stop the losing and spend time with family.
My gambling addiction started in 1991, the year pokies came to Victoria. Before then, my husband and I enjoyed a flutter in New South Wales and Tassie, but we were geographically safe at home.
... in this short amount of time I’ve already noticed a difference. I’m not struggling anymore, I don’t have to lie anymore, I’m not as stressed.
* Based on the 2015 Gambler’s Help client outcomes survey, 73.8% of surveyed clients indicated improvement in their financial situation at a three month follow up survey.