Gambling Help is a free and confidential counselling and support service which operates during business hours across Queensland. Gambling Help services are located in 12 regions and operate out of approximately  22 sites across Queensland. All services are free, confidential and available to anyone negatively impacted by gambling.


The Gambling Helpline (1800 858 858) is a free, confidential telephone help service which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Gambling Helpline offers immediate information and assistance over the phone, crisis support and referral to your closest Gambling Help service. These services are available for anyone affected by problem gambling, be it yourself, a partner, family member or friend. Calls to the Helpline are free from landlines, and won't be listed on your phone bill (though may be listed on mobile phone bills).

Gambling Help service details in Queensland.

QLD Government


24/7 Support

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

Talk online now

Phone Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 or access information online.

Children and young people can also contact the Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800

Financial counselling

Read how to access financial counselling.


There are two types of exclusions in Queensland:

  • Self-exclusion - when you approach a venue and ask to be excluded/banned (self-exclusion from one or more venues can also be done remotely through a Gambling Help service) 
  • Exclusion direction - when the venue initiates the exclusion and excludes/bans you from the venue. 

All gambling providers in Queensland must exclude a patron when the patron requests to be self-excluded.

If you believe that you need to exclude yourself from a venue, there are some key points to be aware of:

  • you will be required to complete some documentation for the venue
  • there is a 24 hour cooling off period if you change your mind
  • a self-exclusion order must remain in place for a minimum of 12 months up to a maximum of 5 years, after which it automatically expires.

Every hotel, club and casino have brochures on exclusions and the exclusion process. Ask your local venue for a copy.

Read more information on exclusions in Queensland.

Information in other languages

View information about gambling support services available in other languages.

Non-English speakers

  • Mackay and Whitsunday 07 4957 4542
    Relationships Australia
  • Moreton Bay region (including North Brisbane) 07 5428 6244
    Relationships Australia
  • Rockhampton and Central Queensland 07 4926 9377
    Relationships Australia
  • Toowoomba and South West 1300 991 443
    Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland
  • Wide Bay Burnett (including Fraser Coast) 07 4191 3100