The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

is an independent body established under section 5 of the Gambling and Racing Control Act 1999. The Act provides for the continued administration of certain Acts relating to gambling and racing and establishes the powers, functions and activities of the Commission.

The prevention and reduction of gambling harm are core objectives of the Gambling and Racing Commission as outlined in the Strategy for Gambling Harm Prevention in the ACT - A Public Health Approach (449 KB) Overview (228 KB).

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Gambling Harm Prevention Tips


Set a limit on the time and money you can afford to spend, and stick to it.


Take regular breaks - stepping away can clear your head.


Don't forget your other hobbies. Remember the things you used to do for fun.

Talking about gambling harm helps, and there are different ways to start the conversation.

For more advice and support visit our Understanding gambling harm page