Gambling resources and support services

Help for Family and Friends

This guide is designed to help family and friends of someone affected by problem gambling. It provides support and information on where and how to seek help, what to look out for and ways to protect themselves and their families. If you are concerned about the gambling habits of a loved one and want to hear first-hand experiences of this difficult journey, then read Help for Family and Friends.

Support services

Gambling Help Online

Visit the Gambling Help Online website to find out more about free online counselling, including live chat and email support, self-help advice, and information available to anyone seeking support for a gambling concern in a confidential environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Telephone support

You can get immediate assistance by calling the National Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 for free, professional and confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that calls from mobile phones to this number may incur additional costs.

Financial Counselling to support people affected by problem gambling

Visit the Department’s Commonwealth Financial Counselling webpage for more detail on this initiative.

Recovery Stories

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