Gambling is strictly regulated by age in all Australian jurisdictions. A person must be 18 years of age to gamble in hotel/club venues, casinos, TABs, to buy lottery products or to access legally available online gambling services.
Research shows however that young people may become aware of gambling at an early age - and that those who gamble while underage are more likely to experience problems, both as youth and in later life.
In response, a number of gambling education programs and materials have been designed, both in Australian states and internationally, for school-aged students.
These programs have varied forms but share a general aim to promote informed choice, dispel myths and promote resilience by educating young people about the risks and potential problems associated with gambling.
This section of the site includes the AGC's Responsible Gambling Education Resource - a guide to some of the progams available - as well as links to Australian and International sites and resources.