Gambling Support and Wellbeing Information

Getting help is the first step to reducing gambling harm. Deciding where and how to start your journey can be confusing, so using a specialist service can help you get started. Below are just some of the gambling support services available in Victoria. For further information and services please visit Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

  • IPC Health Gamblers Help

    Gambler’s Help is a free confidential non-judgmental service available to individuals, families, friends and communities affected by gambling harm.

    If you or someone you know needs support please contact:

    📞 Gamblers Help IPC Health: 7037 2104 or
    📞 Gambler’s Helpline :1800 858 858

    www.gamblershelp.com.au

  • Multicultural Gambling Harm Prevention Services

    MGHPS offers free, confidential services, including counselling, community information sessions, online and in-person group therapy, and more, to individuals and families experiencing negative effects from gambling. Support is available in-language.

    While these services specialise in supporting community members from migrant, refugee, and multicultural backgrounds to overcome the negative effects of gambling, services are available to all Victorians free of charge.

    📞 1800 329 192

    www.ssi.org.au

  • Arabic Welfare Incorporated

    Languages spoken: Arabic, English.

    Services: Counselling support and referral to English-language financial counselling.

    📞 9380 9536

    📧 info@arabicwelfare.org.au

    www.arabicwelfare.org.au

  • Australian Vietnamese Women's Association

    Languages spoken: Vietnamese, English

    Services: Supporting aged, family, child and individuals, including gambling and financial counselling.

    📞 Braybrook office: 9396 1922

    📞 Richmond office: 9428 9078

    www.avwa.org.au

  • Federation of Chinese Associations, Social Welfare

    Languages spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, English

    The Healthy Life Service of Melbourne Chinese Assist Centre (CSCM), formerly Victorian Chinese Association Welfare Centre, provides Chinese counseling for gamblers.

    📞 9650 1293

    📧 info@fca.fedsun.org

    www.vicfca.org.au

  • Chinese Peer Connection

    This service provides confidential peer support to Chinese-speaking individuals who are being impacted by problem gambling.

    Trained Chinese-speaking volunteers, with personal experience of recovering from problem gambling, provide confidential peer support by phone to those experiencing gambling harm.

    The service is free and confidential and open to partners, families and friends of the gambler.

    📞 1300 755 878

    www.each.com.au/service/chinese-peer-connection/

  • Peer Connection

    Peer Connection is a free, confidential and easy to access telephone peer support service for people struggling to stop/control their gambling and for people impacted by another person’s gambling.

    Peer support volunteers have experienced gambling harm themselves and can share their own stories of harm, hope and recovery.

    📞 9450 2007

    📧 pcintake@bchs.org.au

    www.peerconnection.org.au

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

    Lifeline is committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.

    📞 13 11 14

    www.lifeline.org.au

  • Beyond Blue

    Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

    📞 1300 22 4636

    www.beyondblue.org.au

  • Not a Dollar More

    Hear from others who have been there too.

    This podcast series has stories of hope and recovery, ideas for change and ways to get help.

    Presented by a person with lived experience themselves the podcasts are designed for people who are worried about their gambling or who are worried about another person’s gambling or for people who want to know more about the problems gambling can cause.

    www.notadollarmore.org.au