Gambling Harm

Draft Strategy for gambling harm prevention in the ACT

This draft is being circulated by the Commission as part of the first phase of engagement with key stakeholders in the development of a Strategy for Preventing Gambling Harm in the ACT, using a public health approach. Key stakeholders include government, gambling industry and community service sectors.

The aims of this document are to:

  1. Propose the ACT’s overarching Strategy for preventing gambling harm;
  2. Promote collaboration and shared expectations;
  3. Co-ordinate the approach across stakeholders and over time; and
  4. Ensure the final Strategy is meaningful and practical.

It is envisaged that the final Strategy will guide the delivery of activities over a five year period, from 2019-20 to 2024-25.

Gambling Harm

Gambling harm is about more than just losing money. It is any negative consequence, caused by gambling or made worse by gambling.

These negative effects could damage the health or wellbeing of an individual, their family or their community.

Here you can find out more about gambling harm and support options.