Awareness and prevention
Confidential, professional, free advice and support is available 24/7 to gamblers, their family and friends, and the community.
Gambler's Help and Gambler's Help Youthline:
If you are affected by someone else's gambling, Gambler's Help and Gambler's Help Youthline will support you to look after yourself.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service. Free Auslan interpreters can be arranged, on request, for face-to-face counselling sessions.
Please note: Gambler’s Help and Gambler’s Help Youthline are freecall numbers from fixed landlines. Phone calls from mobiles may be charged, depending upon your carrier.
All local Gambler's Help services offer phone counselling by appointment including appointments outside office hours. Contact your local service to discuss this option with them.
For some people working their way through gambling issues, the experience of others who have done the same can be very helpful. Through the Peer Connection and Chinese Peer Connection services, volunteers who have dealt with their own gambling problems or worked through the impact of someone else's, provide free, confidential telephone support.
After being assessed, a gambler, their partner or family member is matched up with an appropriate volunteer.
Peer support is also available online at the Gambling Help Online Community Forum.
Peer connection is not for people in immediate crisis and does not replace the existing Gambler's Help telephone line 24-hour service.