The Australian Government is committed to amending the National Gambling Reform Act 2012. The Government supports a national venue-based voluntary pre-commitment programme and associated gaming machine capabilities to be introduced in realistic timeframes. The Government is also working to restore state and territory control over withdrawal limits on automatic teller machines (ATMs) in gaming venues, and to abolish the National Gambling Regulator and the Supervisory Levy.
The Government will be engaging with industry through the Industry Advisory Council, the states and territories and other key stakeholders on how to best implement and administer these measures.
Problem Gambling Website
The Australian Government has established the problem gambling website to provide information about the prevalence and impacts of problem gambling in Australia.
Gambling Help Online
The Gambling Help Online national website offers free live counselling, information and email support to anyone seeking support for a gambling concern in a confidential environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you require immediate assistance for a gambling concern please call the National Helpline for Problem Gambling on 1800 858 858 for free, professional and confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Financial counselling to support people affected by problem gambling
The Financial Counselling to Support People Affected by Problem Gambling initiative will provide funding over four years (to 30 June 2016) to support individuals affected by problem gambling. This initiative is part of the commonwealth Financial Counselling service. Information about this initiative can be found on the Department’s Commonwealth Financial Counselling webpage.