Awareness and prevention
Information and resources
The foundation is here to help prevent and reduce harm from gambling in the community.
We are also responsible for fostering greater understanding and awareness of responsible gambling in the wider community.
We provide gambling counselling and other services for those experiencing more severe gambling issues, we run community education and information campaigns to support responsible gambling and commission research to ensure our programs are based on the best available evidence.
The foundation works within a public health framework, taking a whole-of-community approach by working to minimise harm at the individual and community level.
Our aim is to build a community that
We also provide information to the community on the Victorian gambling environment through the Gambling Information Resource Office (GIRO).
The foundation is an independent statutory authority that took up its role on 1 July 2012. It is the first of its kind in Australia.
A Victoria free from gambling-related harm.
To provide education, research, treatment and support services to all Victorians to foster responsible gambling, reduce gambling-related harm and provide help where needed.
The foundation has identified high-level strategic priorities to guide our key activities and programs from 2016-2017.