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

Reducing the harmful impact of gambling

Gambling in Moreland 2015-20 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 implementing Gambling in Moreland 2015-20 provides an overview of key activities undertaken since February 2017.

National Alliance for Gambling Reform

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

Pokies Play You campaign

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.

Contact Council on 9240 1111 and we’ll send you copies of free campaign material or you can request a residents action kit.

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.