Awareness and prevention
Ever wondered how much time and money you spend on gambling? Or how you compare to other Australians? This calculator will give you an overview of how gambling affects your life over a year.
According to the figures you've provided, you are spending more money on gambling than you are earning. Double-check your figures to check you have entered the correct amounts.
If your figures are correct, we strongly encourage you to contact our 24/7 helpline now on 1800 858 858, or chat with an online counsellor for advice and support to help you manage your gambling.
The calculator results are just an indicator of your gambling. These results should not replace or be considered as an alternative to professional advice. If you need help, please call Gambler's Help on 1800 858 858. This service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free and confidential.
Did you know that Australians spend more on gambling every year on average than anywhere else in the world? We spend more than double that of most countries in the top 10 for annual gambling spend – a total of around $20 billion per year.
Even if you’re below the national average, you may still be experiencing harm from gambling.
on gambling a year.
That's equal to a month and a week.
on gambling a year.
That's equal to a month of the year.
Currently you spend % of your income on gambling.
This may not take into account money that you borrow from friends, credit cards or the bank to spend on gambling.
Decide how much you can afford to lose before you start to gamble and only take or use that amount. Having a limit makes it easier to keep track of how much you’re spending, and can help you to avoid chasing your losses.
If you’re worried about how much you’re spending or unsure about how gambling is affecting your life, try talking to a friend or family member.
Alternatively, chat to a counsellor now via our free online chat, or call our 24/7 gambling helpline on 1800 858 858.
1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011). Household Expenditure Survey.
2. Australian Government Productivity Commission (2010). Gambling: Inquiry Report.
3. Australian Government Productivity Commission (1999). Australia’s Gambling Industries.
4. H2 Gambling Capital (2011). Global Regulated Gambling Data Set.