Confidential, professional, free advice and support is available 24/7 to gamblers, their family and friends, and the community.

Call Gambler's Help: 1800 858 858

Call Gambler's Help Youthline: 1800 262 376

Gambler's Help and Gambler's Help Youthline:

  • help you work out what the problems are
  • increase your understanding of gambling behaviours
  • help you develop skills to change or cope with life's issues and gambling behaviour
  • support you while you go through the process of change
  • refer you to local services for face-to-face counselling
  • send you resources and materials.

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.

Local Gambler's Help telephone counselling

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.

Peer Connection

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.