Awareness and prevention
Information and resources
Federally, the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA) sets out what types of online gambling are prohibited in Australia. This Act was recently reviewed by the Department of Broadband Communication and the Digital Environment (now the Department of Communications).
These Acts set out the main requirements for voluntary pre-commitment on poker machines, dynamic warnings and $250 daily ATM withdrawal limits in gaming venues (excluding casinos).
They also established the National Gambling Regulator, responsible for monitoring and investigating compliance with the legislation, as well as a new Australian Gambling Research Centre within the Australian Institute of Family Studies. The current National Gambling Regulator is Mr. Bryan Palmer.
Short and sharp overviews and explanations of gambling regulation, data, and activities.