Gambler's Help services operate from around 100 locations across Victoria. You can contact a Gambler's Help service to make an appointment with a Gambler's Help therapeutic or financial counsellor. All services are free and confidential.

 

Gambler's Help

 

Gambler's Help is a free service for people who are affected by gambling. The services provided by Gambler's Help include:

  • Professional, confidential counselling for people who have been impacted by gambling related harm 
  • Counselling for the family and friends of people who have been impacted by gambling related harm 
  • Financial counselling can help by providing  information, options, practical assistance and advocacy to minimise the financial harms related to gambling  
  • Community education and assistance to improve community awareness and knowledge about gambling related harms and risks, and improve help seeking when gambling harm is identified

Anybody impacted by gambling (your own gambling or someone else's), can call the Helpline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 858 858. This service can give you the contact details for the nearest Gambler's Help or, if you prefer, a service away from where you live. Calls to the Helpline are free from landlines, and won't be listed on your phone bill (though may be listed on mobile bills). 

There are Gambler's Help services available from around 100 locations throughout Victoria.

24/7 Support

Support, information and counselling services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To speak to a professional immediately, you can:

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Phone Gambler's Help Line on 1800 858 858

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Gambling services in Vic

Gambler's Help services operate from around 100 locations across Victoria. To find out where your closest service is located, phone 1800 858 858 or, go to Problem Gambling Victoria Services. You can contact a Gambler's Help service to make an appointment with a problem gambling counsellor or financial counsellor.

Self-exclusion

Self-exclusion is a gambling industry based program which allows individuals with a gambling problem to undertake a process to ban themselves from the gaming areas of nominated hotels, clubs and the casino. In Victoria, it is a requirement that all venue operators have a self exclusion program.

Information on the self-exclusion programs operating in Victoria can be viewed as follows:

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