About us

The foundation helps people affected by problem gambling, as well as their families and friends. We are also responsible for fostering a greater understanding and awareness of the concept of responsible gambling in the wider community.

Treatment and support services

Providing high-quality support services to Victorians affected by gambling is one of the foundation's top priorities. We fund a network of organisations across Victoria to deliver integrated problem gambling treatment and support services to people with gambling problems, their families and communities at risk. Our range of services include telephone, face-to-face, online and financial counselling, advice and information.

Community education and prevention

Our community education and prevention programs include statewide advertising campaigns, local community education activities, special events like Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, a schools education program and sports program and working with venues to help create safer gambling environments.

Professional Development Centre

The foundation aims to continually improve clinical services received by gamblers seeking treatment in Victoria. Our Professional Development Centre has been created to support the training and development needs of Gambler's Help clinicians, so that they can provide the best service possible to their clients.


The foundation's innovative research program provides a strong evidence base to help us better understand problem gambling. This knowledge is used to develop effective prevention and intervention strategies.

Gambling Information Resource Office

We provide information about gambling and its regulation and licence approval processes to the Victorian community through the Gambling Information Resource Office (GIRO).

The foundation's 2015–16 annual report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on Thursday 27 October 2016.

Read the report (PDF, 2.7MB)