The AGC's Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries is a comprehensive collation of statistics and data covering a wide range of information about gambling and the gambling industries in Australia and New Zealand.  

The AGC Guide is updated periodically as fresh information becomes available and each chapter has a version notation.

Please note. Chapters of the AGC Guide available for download in PDF format from the page below contain data from the 36th edition of the Australian Gambling Statistics, covering the years from 1993-94 to 2018-19.

In December 2022, the Queensland Government Statistician's Office, Queensland Treasury, released the 37th edition of the Australian Gambling Statistics, covering data from 1994-95 to 2019-20.

Updates to the AGC's Guide to the Industry to reflect the latest Australian Gambling Statistics are in progress and will be published in due course.

In the interim, an Overview of key statistics, updated with the latest data for Australia and New Zealand for the period 2019-20 is available. Data for each of the key gambling industry sectors include: turnover; spend per capita, total spend; and tax collected.

Please note. Comparisons of figures from previous editions of the Australian Gambling Statistics should be interpreted with caution:

  • From 11 March 2020, when the World Health Organisation declared a global pandemic in response to the spread of COVID-19, there were significant changes in the availability of gambling activities in Australia, with land-based gambling venues temporarily closed and major sporting codes suspended. 
  • The 37th edition of the Australian Gambling Statistics is the first time the Racing and Sports Betting industries are combined under the one Wagering sector banner. This represents a significant break in time series for all Australian states and territories.  

The Explanatory Notes for the 37th edition of the Australian Gambling Statistics provides detailed information on the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in each state and territory, and the rationale behind changes to the way wagering data is collected.

2021

AGC Guide Chapter 1

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 1: The Australian Gambling Environment

Chapter 1 defines gambling and provides information about the various gambling forms in Australia and the businesses that offer them.  Statistics relate to the 2018-19 period.

AGC Guide Chapter 2

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 2: The New Zealand Gambling Environment

Chapter 2 provides a brief overview of the types of gambling available in New Zealand and information about the businesses providing each gambling form.

AGC Guide Chapter 3

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 3: Australia's Gambling Expenditure

Chapter 3 lists aggregate and per capita gambling expenditure for Australia for the 2018-19 period and provides ten year trend data for the various types of gambling offered. The chapter closes with information on gambling and household income.

AGC Guide Chapter 4

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 4: New Zealand's Gambling Expenditure

Chapter 4 provides statistics for aggregate and per capita gambling expenditure in New Zealand for the period 2018-19.

AGC Guide Chapter 5

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 5: Gambling Taxation in Australia

Chapter 5 examines effective, aggregate and per capita gambling taxation in Australia in 2018-19 and goes on to outline taxation rates for various operators.

Non-gambling taxation contributions of the Australian gambling industry are also discussed.

AGC Guide Chapter 6

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 6: Gambling Taxation in New Zealand

Chapter 6 examines gambling taxation revenues and rates in New Zealand.

AGC Guide Chapter 7

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 7: The Contribution of Australia's Gambling Industries

Chapter 7 provides data and statistics on the contribution of the Australian gambling industry to GDP, employment, tourism and to the community - via various legislative schemes as well as charitable donations and projects.

AGC Guide Chapter 8

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 8: The Contribution of New Zealand's Gambling Industries

Chapter 8 provides information on the contribution of gambling to the New Zealand economy including data pertaining to employment and community contributions.  

AGC Guide Chapter 9

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 9: Gambling Participation

Chapter 9 explores participation in gambling across the various gambling forms available in Australia and New Zealand. 

AGC Guide Chapter 10

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 10: Problem Gambling Prevalence & Harm

Chapter 10 provides problem gambling prevalence statistics for  Australian States/Territrories and New Zealand as well as other jurisidictions - including Canada, the UK and the United States. 

AGC Guide Chapter 11

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 11: Responsible Gambling & Harm Minimisation

Chapter 11 provides an overview of responsible gambling, the various definitions available and major measures undertaken in the provision of responsible gambling and harm minimisation.  It includes information on industry Codes of Practice/Conduct.

AGC Guide Chapter 12

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 12: The Regulatory Environment

Chapter 12 provides an overview of gambling regulation and legislation for Australia and New Zealand.

AGC Guide Chapter 13

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 13: Gambling Research

Chapter 13 provides information about major gambling research bodies and programs throughout Australasia.

AGC Guide Chapter 14

A Guide to Australasia's Gambling Industries - Chapter 14: Gambling Around the World

Chapter 14 provides information on the gambling industry of other nations with a major focus on Asian nations, Canada, the UK and the US. Where possible an industry profile detailing gambling forms and numbers of venues is provided. Expenditure or revenue data and participation statistics are also included where available.

Note:

National statistics in the AGC Guide for Australia are sourced from the Government Statistician (GS) which publishes, through Queensland Treasury and Trade, an annual statistical set in co-operation with all Australian state and territory governments.

If you wish to access the national statistics they are available at: http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/products/reports/aus-gambling-stats/index.php

If you have any questions regarding the AGC Guide please contact: info@austgamingcouncil.org.au