Is gambling becoming a problem for you?

  • Do you think about gambling every day?
  • Do you hide your gambling from family and friends?
  • Do you ever borrow money to gamble?
  • Do you let bills go unpaid?
  • Is your gambling affecting your work or role as a partner or parent?
  • Do you think you can use skill to win on a pokie machine?
  • Do you gamble to forget your problems?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing issues with gambling.

Support with Gambling Problems

If you or someone you care about is experiencing problems with gambling, help is available.

Many people just like you have been able to bring their gambling problems under control by seeking help through our support services.

We know taking the first step can be hard. But once you decide to get help, our supportive counsellors will be on hand to assist you each step of the way.

We understand that gambling affects people from all walks of life and in different ways. That’s why we offer many ways to get support. This includes in person, online and phone support, dedicated phone line for young people experiencing gambling issues, support for friends and families impacted by gambling and a range of online self-help tools and resources.

This service is completely confidential and free.

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Support for Family and Friends

When someone close to you has a gambling problem it can be overwhelming and isolating. It can affect your trust, confidence and finances.

Whether you’re a friend, partner or parent, helping you is as important as helping the person who’s gambling. We can provide a different perspective on the situation and explore your options to help you look after yourself.

Gambler’s Help provides free, confidential support to anyone affected by gambling, not just people who gamble.

Learn more about how to support someone

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Financial Counselling

When someone is experiencing problems with gambling, it can affect many aspects of their lives, including their finances.

If you are facing financial loss or strain because someone you care about has a gambling problem, we can help. We offer a range of support to family members and others affected by gambling, including financial counselling. We can provide information or advice on financial matters, and give you the support you need.

Our trained and experienced financial counsellors can help you address financial problems related to gambling.

Learn more about our financial counselling

Locations and Enquiries

Appointments are available in person or by video or telephone during business hours or after hours by arrangement. | 1800 244 323

Anglicare Victoria provides this service in the local government areas of Mildura, Swan Hill, Buloke, Gannawarra, Campaspe, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander and Loddon.

For those located outside these areas, visit the Gambler’s Help website to find your nearest service provider or call them on 1800 858 858 for 24/7 phone support.


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