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Aboriginal Communities’ Gambling Awareness Program

Aboriginal bird with the words: Lets yarn about gambling

Harm from gambling is common in both the wider community and the Aboriginal community. Yet it may not always be easy to recognise.

Harm can include financial problems, arguments with family, involvement with police and emotional distress. A person experiencing harm from gambling may also be having difficulties with mental health, alcoholism or family violence, which can make it hard to see gambling in the mix.

Harm may be experienced by the person who gambles, their family, or within the wider community.

Asking these questions may help identify if someone is experiencing gambling harm:

  • ‘Does gambling cause arguments at home?’
  • ‘Do you, or someone you know, ever go back another day to try to win back money lost?’

Aboriginal Communities’ Gambling Awareness Program

Aboriginal Communities’ Gambling Awareness Programs provide support for Aboriginal people and communities affected by gambling.

Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative

162-164 Commercial Rd, Morwell, Victoria 3840
Phone: (03) 5134 3816
Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative website

Mallee District Aboriginal Services

114 Orange Avenue, Mildura, Victoria 3500
Phone: (03) 5018 4102
Mallee District Aboriginal Services website

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative

20 Rumbalara Road, Mooroopna, Victoria 3629
Phone: (03) 5820 0000
Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative website

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

238-250 Plenty Rd, Preston, Victoria 3072
Phone: (03) 9403 3300
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service website

Twitter: /vahshlt

Gambler’s Help

Aboriginal people can access our Aboriginal Communities’ Gambling Awareness Programs listed above or mainstream Gambler’s Help services.

Each region in Victoria has a mainstream Gambler’s Help service. They provide face-to-face, free and confidential financial counselling and therapeutic counselling.