Let’s Reduce Gambling Harm

Mayor Frank Carbone

Let’s Reduce Gambling Harm is a message from Mayor Frank Carbone, providing information on Gambling Harm and the support services available. It available below download in community languages.

A message from Mayor Frank Carbone

Gambling Harm

For some people, gambling is a form of entertainment that they do once in a while, but for others it can quickly become something more serious.  In that case, you or someone you know could be at risk of gambling-related harm. If gambling isn’t fun anymore, help is just a phone call away. Gambling harms a lot more people than you might think. For instance, it can impact: 

  • Finances
  • Family life, relationships and communities
  • Work and study
  • Physical and mental health

It’s important that we have a happy, safe and thriving community. I want you to know that there is no shame in reaching out for support, even if the first step is hard.

Local services are ready to listen, care, and offer advice and information to help you, whether you are looking for support for your own gambling or if someone else’s gambling is causing concern.

Council is always here for the community.  We work closely with Gambling support services who have the knowledge and experience to provide support.

Did you know?

  • Over $1.8 million a day is lost on Poker machines in Fairfield City venues
  • There are more Poker machines Fairfield City than all of Tasmania
  • There more than 50 online-only gambling companies in Australia