The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation aims to reduce the prevalence and harms of problem gambling and to help those who choose to gamble, to do so responsibly.
The Foundation commenced operations on 1 July 2012 as an independent statutory authority, the first of its kind in Australia.
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will deliver:
- Services to assist people affected by problem gambling and their friends and family
- Community education and awareness raising activities to foster responsible gambling and promote problem gambling services
- Research to inform best practice in problem gambling treatment and prevention and responsible gambling communication
- Information services about gambling regulation and licence approval processes through the Gambling Information Resource Office (GIRO).
Victoria has a strong record of leadership in this area thanks to the work already undertaken by successive governments. The Foundation intends to build on this legacy through the development of innovative and effective programs and initiatives.
The Board looks forward to engaging with stakeholders across the sector over the coming months, to identify, develop and refine our key strategic priorities for action over the short, medium and longer terms.
The Foundation will develop an annual business plan and submit an annual report to Parliament each year, both of which will be made available on this website.