rgaw 2016

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week focuses on engagement with the community.

The Foundation will be hosting two key events during the week:

Registrations for these events will close on Wednesday, 18 October at 5pm.

A number of organisations are hosting activities throughout Victoria during the week, including:

  • local councils
  • Gambler's Help agencies
  • sporting clubs
  • venues.

A wide range of activities will take place throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Metropolitan events



Event summary


Thursday, 19 October 2017

No one is left out: Raising awareness on gambling related harms at the correction centre

Host: Multicultural Centre for Women's Health

Tapping into the Women’s Health Day organised by the Correct Care Australasia Pty Ltd at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, the proposed event will deliver key messages of the RGAW 2017 to those attendees through resource distribution and face-to-face, in-language interaction.

Venue: Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, 101-201 Riding Boundary Rd, Ravenhall

Contact: Yue Gao -


Monday, 23 October 2017

“Have a Chat” All-day drop in

Host: EACH Gambler's Help Eastern

In conjunction with community services from Monash City Council, Multicultural Community Development Officer and Monash Women "Building Bridges" Project Officer, community members are invited to “have a chat” about gambling in the community.

Venue: Clayton Aquatic Centre-City of Monash, 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton

Contact: Genera Wyley -


23–29 October 2017

What are the odds? Raising Awareness

Host: Gambler’s Help Western

There are many forms of gambling, some only involve luck whilst others may have some elements of skill. Whatever the game the odds are stacked against the player. However, just how much are they stacked?

The events are being held in various shopping malls across Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong and Brimbank, during RGAW

Venue: Shopping Malls in Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong and Brimbank

Contact: Sarah-Jane Blunt -


Tuesday 24 and Friday 27 October 2017

Gambling information sessions – What Are the Odds? How can we help problem gamblers?

Host: Craig Family Centre Inc

Gambling information sessions, telling the REAL story about gambling, hosted by Craig Family Centre. Learn about the gambling industry and how community, friends and family may assist people with gambling problems.

Venue: Craig Family Centre, 7 Samarinda Avenue, Ashburton

Contact: Samantha Huddle -

Box Hill

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Chinese Community Fun Day

Host: Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

A day full of entertaining events including performances of Chinese musical instruments, singing, dancing as well as sharing sessions by ex-gamblers. It will be ended with a group dance to engage all participants led by a professional dancer.

Venue: Box Hill Town Hall, 27 Bank Street, Box Hill

Contact: Mei Yu -

Deer Park

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Gambler’s Help Trivia Morning

Host: Gambler’s Help Western

A two-hour trivia quiz involving topics such as Gambler’s Help, EGM operations, YourPlay and general gambling trivia

Venue: Deer Park Club, 780 Ballarat Road, Deer Park

Contact: Rob Wootton -


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

#BeAware of Gambling Harm Community and VAHS workforce lunch and speaker

Host: Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

The Community lunch and guest speaker session during RGAW will be held in conjunction with an exhibition from Basket Weaving Course participants.

#BeAware of Gambling Harm Community lunch and guest speaker session intends to provide a more in-depth discussion about the importance of gambling responsibly.

Venue: Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, 238-250 Plenty Rd, Preston

Contact: Emily Ryan,


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Safety Online Expo for Arabic Speaking Communities.

Host: Arabic Welfare Inc.

An event designed to raise awareness of the harm associated with online gambling and the precautions that should be taken.

Venue: Kangan Tafe, Broadmeadows

Contact: Wendy Khalil -


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Community Strengthening Campaign

Host: enliven

enliven community strengthening campaign to raise awareness of gambling related harm and service options available for refugees and asylum seekers amongst relevant community leaders, community volunteers/members and health, settlement and humanitarian services in south eastern Melbourne.

Venue: Foundation House, 155 Foster Street, Dandenong

Contact: Anna Brazier -


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Family Help video launch

Host: SHARC Self-help Addiction Resource Centre

Responsible gambling is not only about the individual who gambles but also the wider community. Our video launch aims to support families in creating and promoting environments that prevent or minimise gambling harm.

Venue: Gordon Storey Hall, 140 Grange Rd, Carnegie

Contact: Angela Ireland -


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Working together forum

Host: Springvale Indochinese Mutual Assistance Association (SICMAA Inc)

The effectiveness of Working together forum aims to promote cross-sector collaboration, RGAW 2017, open dialogue to the Vietnamese community about harms of gambling and encourage to seek help.

Venue: Springvale City Hall (Supper Room), 397-405 Springvale Rd, Springvale

Contact: Bic Gresty -

Ascot Vale

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Gambling awareness for Flemington commission flats and surroundings

Host: African Australian Multicultural Employment and Youth Services

Local community members socialising day with activities to educate and inform members about gambling support services and gambling-related harm.

Venue: Wingate Avenue Community Centre, 13A Wingate Ave, Ascot Vale

Contact: Yasseen Musa -

West Heidelberg

Friday, 27 October 2017

Many Ways to Have Fun!

Host: Banyule Community Health - Gambler’s Help North & North Western

A community event promoting responsible gambling and highlight alternative recreation options to gambling

Venue: Banyule Community Health , 21 Alamein Road

Contact: Anna Maio -


Saturday, 28 October 2017


Host: Springvale Indochinese Mutual Assistance Association (SICMAA Inc)

The Lunch BBQ aims to encourage the Vietnamese community to use their time for healthy activity to avoid harm of gambling. It includes a trivia session on gambling, gambling services and other related issues. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the special and heartfelt stories from the Vietnamese community members sharing the negative impact of gambling on their lives.

Venue: SICMAA, 11-13 Morwell Pde, Springvale

Contact: Bic Gresty -

Melbourne University Hockey Pitch

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Love the Game Futsal Tournament

Host: Melbourne University Soccer Club

Run an on campus social soccer/futsal tournament which can provide both participation opportunities, having increased participation by minimising entry costs, then all participants attend a talk midway through to promote

Venue: Melbourne University Hockey Pitch, Tin Alley, Parkville

Contact: Tom Mullumby -

West Heidelberg

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Gindan Djalbu Family Dance - all ages family disco and BBQ

Host: Barbunnin Beek Aboriginal Gathering Place, Banyule Community Health , Gambler's Help North & North Western

All ages disco and BBQ at Barbunnin Beek Gathering place to promote responsible gambling messages to members of the Aboriginal community from the northern catchment.

Venue: Barbunnin Beek Gathering Place, Olympic Park, Heidelberg West

Contact: Rob Patton -

Regional events



Event summary


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Venue Information Forum and Q&A Session

Host: Child and Family Services (CAFS) Ballarat

A venue forum with presenters from VRGF, VCLGR, OLGR, GH-CAFS to present information to venues then form a Q&A panel. The forum also promotes and encourages venues responsible gambling activities during RGAW by way of a RGAW display and photo competition.

Venue: CAFS – Legacy and Research Training Room, 115 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Contact: Bob Reid -

Swan Hill

Monday, 23 October 2017

Launch of Gambling Accord – Swan Hill region

Host: Anglicare Victoria

A morning tea to launch the establishment of a gambling accord in the Swan Hill region.

Venue: Swan Hill Club

Contact: Trevor Rice -


Monday, 23 October 2017

BBQ/morning tea for GTEC and Christian College

Host: Bethany Gamblers Help

Students at GTEC will be given a BBQ lunch after the “Love the Game” school presentation to Year 12 VCAL students.

Year 11 senior students at Christian College will be provided a morning tea after “Love the Game” school presentation.

Venue: 180 Boundary Rd East Geelong, 18 Burdekin Rd Highton

Contact: Carla Scott -


Monday, 23 October 2017

Wathaurong  Starting the Conversation Community Launch

Host: Bethany Gamblers Help

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op, Bethany Gamblers Help program and G21 will be launching the video Starting the Conversation to interested community members.

Venue: Wurdi Youang Room, Geelong Library, 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong

Contact: Carla Scott -


Monday, 23 and Wednesday, 25 October 2017

RGAW at MAC - Gambling Awareness Information, Art and Luncheon

Host: Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation

Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation are hosting Gambling Awareness Information, Art and Luncheon events for our clients, socially connecting with each other and the local Gambler’s help service. Enabling awareness raising and pathways to seeking assistance to equip our community to avoid gambling related harm.

Venue: Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation, 21 Hovell Street, Wodonga

Contact: Rhonda French -

Various regional locations

23–29 October 2017

Display at Latrobe Community Health Service and morning/afternoon tea's

Host: Latrobe Community Health Service

Foyer displays will be set up at Latrobe Community Health Service sites in Moe, Bairnsdale, Wonthaggi and Morwell to promote Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. Morning or afternoon tea’s will be hosted by the Gambler’s Help team at all Gippsland sites to promote internal gambler’s Help services.

Venue: Latrobe Community Health Service sites, Bairnsdale, Sale, Traralgon, Churchill, Morwell, Moe, Warragul and Wonthaggi

Contact: Tenille Thorburn -


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Morning tea to the Cloverdale Community Centre

Host: Bethany Gamblers Help

To donate a morning tea for the Cloverdale Com Centre. They provide positive and inclusive community development focused programs and activities that inspire lifelong learning and create a sense of place to enhance community wellbeing.

Venue: Cloverdale Community Centre, 167 Purnell Rd, Corio

Contact: Carla Scott -


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Financial literacy and good company

Host: Diversitat (Geelong Ethnic Communities Council) and Bethany Community Support

Community education and shared meal for newly arrived young people currently participating in the equip! youth employment program.

Venue: Diversitat Training & Mavs Restaurant, Geelong

Contact: Sara Elzahbi


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Community BBQ


A community BBQ in the car park of Kmart, Moe. Open to all, this event will have something for everyone – kids activities, a BBQ lunch, information on safe gambling and where to seek help, and information about the Koori Boat Project.

Venue: Kmart Car Park, Cnr Albert St & Britter Lane, Moe

Contact: Ann Briggs -


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Gambler’s Help Week Awareness Day

Host: Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative

Rumba plans on hosting a day of games for kids and parents, including a jumping castle (if funding permits), BBQ lunch and prize giveaways for kids who complete colouring in competition of Wazza the bird. Rumba plans on having stall of all services to attend the event.

Venue: Rumbalara Playground, 20 Rumbalara Road, Mooroopna

Contact: Fallon Harris -


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Gateway Health, Gamblers Help and Headspace

Host: Gateway Health - Gamblers Help

Gamblers help in-service and reflective education session for Headspace clinicians with on focus risks, issues, screening and support for Headspace clients affected by gambling related harm.

Venue: Headspace, 155 High street Wodonga

Contact: Jody Riordan -


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Coffee and Conversations

Host: Primary Care Connect Shepparton - Gamblers Help

A morning tea will be held in the central shopping district - Maude St Mall, Shepparton. The event is based around engaging with community and having conversations about the impact of problem gambling in relation to individuals, partners, families and friends.

Venue: Maude Street Mall

Contact: Khloe Brown -


Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27 October 2017

Shopping Centre Promotion

Host: Bethany Gamblers Help

Local promotion of Gamblers Help services at Corio Shopping Centre and Leopold Shopping Centre

Venues: Corio: cnr Bacchus Marsh & Purnell road, Corio

Leopold:  641 Bellarine Highway Leopold

Contact: Carla Scott -


Friday, 27 October 2017

What’s the harm? Gambling-related harm and older women

Host: Leongatha Community House

Information session about the potential harm caused by gambling to older women in South Gippsland Shire, followed by lunch and networking opportunity

Venue: Leongatha Memorial Hall, Michael Place, Leongatha

Contact: Eunice Donovan -



Tradies – Know your limits

Host: Bethany Gamblers Help

A free BBQ breakfast to specifically trades people (and the general public).  The event will provide a platform to inform on how to access support services and identify signs of problem gambling.

Venue: Mitre 10, 1-9 Barwon Tce South Geelong

Contact: Carla Scott -



Prisoner Drop in Morning tea

Host: Bethany Gamblers Help

A morning tea will be held at the Margoneet Correctional Centre, to provide a drop-in service for prisoners to meet Gamblers Help staff.

Venue: Margoneet and Karreenga prison, 1170 Bacchus Marsh Rd Lara

Contact: Carla Scott -