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Free and confidential help 24/7

Chatting with a gambling counsellor can be incredibly helpful - an independent person to provide support and create a plan to help you or your loved one.

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Chat online to our qualified gambling counsellors, anywhere in Australia, 24/7. It is free, professional and confidential.


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Call the free Gambling Helpline

Speak to a gambling counsellor on the phone, 24/7 from anywhere in Australia. It is free, professional and confidential.

1800 858 858

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I’d prefer a First Nations support

If you are worried about gambling talk to someone you trust about your worries. Some First Nations organisations have gambling workers you can yarn with.


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Help in languages other than English

If English is not your first language, support is available for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 


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If you don't feel ready to talk to someone right now, try these other steps that you can do today.


Take a gambling assessment.

Our quick and easy online assessment can help you or your loved one make informed decisions about what to do next.

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Sign up to our SMS program.

Sign up for one of our free programs to receive SMS messages to motivate and inspire.

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Access our email support

Have a quick question? Our counsellors are available via email to assess the situation and suggest options for you and your loved ones.

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Read inspiring stories from other people

Read inspiring stories from real people affected by gambling - there are no scripts or actors, just real accounts of how gambling has impacted their lives.

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Exclude yourself from gambling venues and websites

Self-exclusion (or self-banning) allows people with a gambling concern to exclude themselves from specific gambling venues and online providers. It can be a great tool to help keep you or your loved ones safe.

Learn more about self-exclusion

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Our Gambling Help Online Forum: Be inspired and motivated by other people’s stories.

I am truly grateful for all the support I have received on this forum from you all, had it not been for this support I don't think I would have made it this far.

Just wanted to say thank you to all the warmth and support I've received from this site! I've finally made 100 days with no gambling!

Reading some of the stories on this forum… gives me hope to see that people in worse situations are willing to reach out for help and try to change.

This forum is great, makes you realise you're not the only one.

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