Gambling

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Help is available

If gambling is a problem for you or someone you know, call:

  • Gambler's Help on 1800 858 858, or
  • Gambler's Help Youthline on 1800 262 376

Gambling strategy

Gambling in Moreland 2015-2020 is Council’s Strategy to reduce the harmful impact of gambling on Moreland residents. Addressing the inherent harms of poker machines is a key focus as these are source of greatest harm.

A progress report on implementation of Gambling in Moreland 2015-2020 has been prepared providing an overview of key activities undertaken since February 2017.

Alliance for Gambling Reform

As a foundation partner of the national Alliance for Gambling Reform, Council calls for stronger industry controls to protect consumers and reduce the damage that gambling can bring to families and communities.

The Pokies Play You campaign aims to improve community understanding about the damage pokies can do and harness grass-roots action for reforms to the design and operation of these addictive machines. Your support is vital; join us.

Support Council’s campaign for pokies reform

  • Put a campaign sticker on your wheelie bin
  • Display our Play Music not Pokies fridge magnets
  • Put up a free poster in your workplace or club
  • Circulate information flyers and postcards among your network (in print and online)
  • Host a screening of the powerful documentary, Ka-Ching: Pokie Nation (we can help)
  • Invite a speaker to a discussion with your local club.
  • Request a residents action kit.

Contact the Social Policy Unit on 9240 1111 and we’ll send you copies of free campaign material.

There are documents on this page in PDF-only format. If you have trouble opening or viewing a PDF document, contact Council and we will arrange to provide the information in a format that suits your needs. See Council's accessibility page for further details.