Gambling harm

Gambling might be harming your health or your family. Learn about what you can do.

Gambling harm

Harm from gambling isn’t just about losing money. Gambling harm can affect your whole wellbeing: your self-esteem, relationships, physical and mental health. It can be hard to see the signs that can lead to gambling harm and harder to know where to turn for help.

The Gambling Awareness Project (GAP) works together with six partner organisations to share information about gambling harm and in-language support services for migrant groups in Victoria.

Gambling Awareness Project is funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF) to prevent and reduce gambling-related harm in the community.

What’s the issue?

Gender inequality contributes to lower wages and poorer health outcomes for women, as well as driving violence against women and their children. For many women, including migrant and refugee women, other forms of inequality also impact on their experiences and opportunities to be healthy and happy. Women are also discriminated against on the basis of their ability, age, postcode, sexuality, race, visa category and many other reasons.

How will the project make a difference?

Gambling Awareness Project connects immigrant and refugee communities in Victoria to relevant information and services to address gambling-related harm.

Our project has reached over 3,000 women from immigrant and refugee backgrounds across Victoria including Chinese, Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Afghani, Iraqi, Tamil and Punjabi.

Get the facts: resources for migrant communities

Fact sheets and brochures were developed by Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health to support bilingual education sessions and raise awareness about gambling-related issues. Each resource was specifically developed in consultation with communities and includes key messages and referral information.

Fact sheets

What is counselling?   Arabic   English   Simplified Chinese   Vietnamese

Talking to your teens about online gaming   Arabic   English   Greek   Italian   Simplified Chinese   Vietnamese

Low and moderate risk of gambling   Arabic   English   Simplified Chinese.  Vietnamese

Problem gambling and co-related issues   Arabic   English   Simplified Chinese   Vietnamese

Gambling and mental health   Dari   English   Karen   Punjabi


How does gambling affect my life?   Assyrian   English

Gambling is not a fast way to make money   Dari   English

What else can your kids do with their digital devices   Hazaragi   English

Sports betting and road to recovery   Punjabi   English

How does gambling affect my life   Tamil   English

Other recommended resources

MCWH has a rich collection of in-language resources on a range of different topics around problem gambling. To discuss your needs and request resources, please contact Carmela Pitt, Multilingual Library & Resource Coordinator at or free call 1800 656 421. You can also browse our online library.