Gambling Harm Awareness Week is on during 8–14 October 2018 in both the ACT and Victoria.
In NSW, and WA Responsible Gambling Awareness Week will be held across the same dates.
The week is designed to encourage community discussions about gambling harm and responsible gambling practices.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week Victoria: 8-14 October 2018
Gambling harm isn’t just about losing money - it can affect self-esteem, relationships, physical and mental health, work performance and social life. It can harm not only the person who gambles but also family, friends, workplaces and communities.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week encourages Victorians to Talk. Share. Support.
Victoria invites everyone in our community to get involved in the week by having open discussions about gambling harm, to understand it better, and to help prevent it from occurring. Talking about gambling harm helps make it okay for those affected to reach out and share the impact gambling may be having.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week ACT: 8-14 October 2018
Gambling Harm Awareness Week in the ACT is raising awareness about gambling harm and the supports available including:
- Gambling Help Online
- ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service ph:1800 858 858 - counselling, information and support 24/7
- Gambling information site for young people in Canberra www.at-odds.com.au
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week NSW: 8-14 October 2018
In NSW Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is an annual event to promote early intervention and awareness of responsible gambling practices.
During Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, people in NSW are invited to "check in" with themselves, friends, and family about their gambling - you can use the tools and information available on the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling Website - or by simply starting a conversation.