Resources and Research

For anyone looking to start their journey, looking for inspiration or looking for support.

Below you will find resources for anyone who is experiencing difficulties due to their own or someone else’s gambling or would like to learn more about how gambling can affect individuals and the community. Resources included in this webpage will increase awareness of gambling harm and the help services that are available.

Please note some of the resources contain depictions of gambling and descriptions of the negative consequence of gambling. Some people may find these triggering or distressing. Please contact Gambler’s Help on 1800 858 858 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 if immediate support is needed.

Support:

These services are free and confidential for anyone seeking gambling support and advice.

24-hour support:

  • Gambler’s Help 1800 858 858
  • Gambler’s Help website
  • Gambler’s Help Youthline 1800 262 376
  • Gambler’s Help Youth website
  • Gambling Help Online website
  • Gambler’s Anonymous website
  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Lifeline website

Other support:

  • Chinese Peer Connection website
  • Gambling Harm Recovery Group website
  • Peer Connection website
  • Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) website

Self-help apps:

These apps are designed by professionals to support users in understanding, managing, and reducing their gambling.

100 Day Challenge – discover 100 ways to help you change your relationship with gambling. Download the app

Gamban – block access to gambling websites and apps worldwide. Download the app

GamBlock – helps gamblers avoid the dangers of unrestricted gambling. Download the app

Reset – understand and manage your gambling. Download the app

Self-exclusion:

Self-exclusion is a free program where you ban yourself from gaming venues or online gambling. The below services can assist with self-exclusion.

  • What is self-exclusion? Find out here
  • Self-exclusion from hotels and gaming venues through the Australian Hotels Association, visit the website or call 9654 3491
  • Self-exclusion from clubs through Community Clubs Victoria, visit the website or call 8851 4949
  • Self-exclusion from TAB agencies, visit the website or call 1800 882 876
  • Join the national self-exclusion register BetSTOP, visit the website (coming soon)

Watch, listen, and read:

These resources provide a range of insights into gambling, gambling harm and the gambling industry. They are informed by research and personal lived experiences and can be accessed by following the links below.

  • ‘Australia’s Gambling Crisis’ – A Current Affair. Watch here
  • Free Yourself Program’ – Gabriela Byrne. Purchase here
  • ‘From Ruin to Recovery – Gamblers share their stories – Edited by Arnold Zabel. Read here
  • ‘Gaming Machines: Myths and Facts’ – Gamble Aware NSW. Watch here
  • ‘Gambling Therapy’ – Gordon Moody. Explore here
  • ‘Gambling related suicides’ – SBS The Too Hard Basket. Listen here
  • ‘How to Keep a Gambling Problem under Control over the Long Term’ – Medium. Read here
  • ‘Inside gambling e-magazine’ – Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Read here
  • Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation. Watch here
  • ‘My Gambling Addiction Ruined My Life’ – Minutes with LADbible. Watch here
  • Not A Dollar More Podcast. Listen here
  • ‘Our Gambling Harm Podcast’. Listen Here
  • ‘Personal Stories’ – Gambler’s Help. Read here
  • ‘Radio Play’ – Three Sides of the Coin. Watch here
  • ‘Sports betting’ – The Long Haul. Listen here
  • ‘Starting the conversation’ – Wathaurong Aboriginal Health Services. Watch here
  • ‘Stop Gambling – A self-help manual for giving up gambling’ – Simon Milton. View here
  • ‘The Fall and Rise of a Gambling Addict’ – TEDxTALKS. Watch here
  • The Journey of a Gambler’s Wife’ Bella Sharma. Purchase here
  • The Problem Gambling Podcast (Ireland). Listen here
  • Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation YouTube channel
  • ‘What is Peer Connection’ – Banyule Community Health. Watch here
  • ‘You can’t ask that: gambling’ – ABC iView. Watch here
  • ‘You Me Mind Body blog’. Read here

Gambling help in your language:

  • Gambler’s Help – get help in you language
  • ‘Gambling information in Arabic’ – Arabic Welfare. Watch here
  • ‘Gambling Harm Awareness for Communities from Afghanistan’ – Connect Community Health and South East Community Links. Watch here
  • ‘You’re Not Alone’ – Peace multicultural services. Watch here

Research and advocacy:

  • Alliance for Gambling Reform – website
  • Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) – website
  • Australian Gambling Research Centre – website
  • Gambling Research Australia – website
  • ReSPIN Speakers Bureau – website
  • Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission – website
  • Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation – website

Acknowledgement: Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website (www.health.gov.au) for more information.

Disclaimer: Although funding for these Allied Health services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.