Get help and support
Gambler’s Help services are provided by a range of community organisations across metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria.
Our services include online, telephone and face-to-face counselling, advice and information. There are also services tailored for Aboriginal communities, and in-language support for at-risk culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Gambler’s Help services cover:
- counselling, including specific financial counselling
- peer support from volunteers with personal experience of gambling harm
- community education about the early signs of gambling harm and how to access support
- support for gaming venue staff so they can identify and respond to gambling harm
- integration with other health services to provide a seamless experience for people seeking support.
Our guiding principles
Gambler’s Help services are designed to:
- meet your needs as the person seeking support, ensuring choice and control
- be free, accessible and close to where you live, wherever that is in Victoria
- achieve high quality standards through being informed by evidence, delivered by trained professionals and monitored for effectiveness
- be responsive to local community needs and emerging challenges
- enable you to seek the breadth of support you need, recognising that gambling harm does not occur in isolation.
Gambler’s Help is funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.