What is the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation?

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The foundation is a statutory authority created by the Victorian Parliament specifically to address the challenge of gambling harm in the Victorian community.

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation was brought into effect by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Act 2011 (PDF - 71.2 KB).

Our vision

A Victoria free from gambling-related harm

Our mission

To improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians by working with our communities and government to deliver effective, evidence-based initiatives and innovative approaches to prevent gambling harm and provide support for those seeking help

Our strategic objectives for 2016–17

Our strategic objectives guide our work and reflect the current issues we are addressing within the gambling environment. Our focus in 2016–2017 is to:

  • Reduce the levels of harm experienced by vulnerable or at-risk gamblers.
  • Increase engagement of parents and young people on the topic of gambling to better educate them on the risks of gambling and ways to prevent harm.
  • Interrupt the normalisation of gambling, particularly within sport and through new online technologies.
  • Establish the foundation as a key source of advice and information to enable the government to implement effective policies to reduce gambling harm.
  • Enable earlier intervention and engagement with Gambler’s Help services and improve the effectiveness of treatment programs.

View our annual reports and strategic business plans.

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