Awareness and prevention
Information and resources
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation publishes data on gambling expenditure for electronic gaming machines for each local government area in Victoria. It's annual report also contains information on expenditure on gambling in Victoria and the taxes and other duties that are collected.
The commission also provides information on electronic gaming machines gambling expenditure by venue and in relation to population density within local government area.
Statistics are accessible in web page format and in more detail in spreadsheets.
Gaming machine expenditure spreadsheet - navigate to the expanding headings at the bottom of the page to view the spreadsheet.
Last updated in July 2016, this is the latest data series compiled by Greater Dandenong Council. It uses Victorian Commission for Gamblng and Liquor Regulation data to provide easy to use snapshots of expenditure (losses) in local government areas. It allows simple click comparisons between local government areas of losses, losses per adult and losses per day. Losses by venue going back to 2012-13 are also available.
Published by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, this interactive map provides information on the liquor license number, category, premises name and address. The filter function on the map allows you to see venues with dual gambling and liquor licenses.
Social Planner, City of Greater Dandenong.
This report is a wide ranging review of issues related to gambling in Victoria. It includes a specific focus on issues that will inform and assist council responses to electronic gaming machines license applications.
This spreadsheet was created by Hayden Brown at Dandenong Council. It categorises decisions on electronic gaming machines applications by the commission by topic, including proximity to capped area, effects on surrounding retail business, expenditure modelling used and consideration of Gambler's Help data in reaching its decision.
Last updated November 2011.
The Social and Economic Impact Assessment Framework for electronic gaming machines is an is an online evidence base and data book for Victorian local government staff, community members and applicants to build their own social impact assessments.
The framework identifies all the indicators that may be considered within a Social and Economic Impact Assessment, the evidence that supports these indicators and a link to the data source for each indicator.
Social Planner, City of Greater Dandenong
This 12 page guide provides information on how to conduct a social impact assessment in your community through the following five step process:
Each step is clearly explained and links to useful resources are provided.
The VicHealth Indicators Survey is a Victorian community wellbeing survey that focuses on the social determinants of health. Local government area profiles have been developed for each of Victoria's 79 local government areas to assist local government in developing their Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans.