Awareness and prevention
Information and resources
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Many people who are having problems with gambling have financial troubles. Their troubles can prompt them to gamble more to try to win back their losses or can lead to feelings of hopelessness leading to more gambling.
People affected by someone else's gambling may also find themselves under considerable financial stress.
Financial counsellors can help by providing information and support, advice about government concessions and entitlements, and information about where to get food vouchers and other forms of assistance.
The counsellors at Gambler's Help are fully qualified and have significant experience.
You can see a Gambler's Help financial counsellor with or without also seeing a therapeutic counsellor.
They can help you:
Financial counsellors cannot:
Victorians with gambling problems may be eligible for financial help under the Recovery Assistance Program. Under this program, gamblers who are in financial crisis may be eligible for help with essential living needs.
This financial assistance is only available:
To see someone about financial counselling, call Gambler's Help FREECALL 1800 858 858 or find your local Gambler's Help service here.
For more information, tips and tools to help you manage your finances, see: