This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
Lotterywest contributes record-breaking return to WA community
Lotterywest has contributed a record-breaking return to the Western Australian community, with 2021-22 producing a return of $1.03 billion in lottery prizes and grants.
Gambling support for people from diverse communities (NSW)
The NSW Government is investing in a new campaign, The Number that Changed our Life, aimed at helping people from diverse communities that are facing problems with gambling and are uncertain of how to get help.
Supporting the wellbeing of Queenslanders in Gambling Harm Awareness Week: Start Yarning
Queenslanders are being urged to start a conversation about gambling during Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW). The week (18-24 July) provides an opportunity to break down stigma, discuss how to reduce unsafe gambling, and support wellbeing.
Launch of ‘The number that changed our life’ gambling awareness campaign
This July the Office of Responsible Gambling launched the next phase of The number that changed my life campaign. The creative and tagline in this phase has been adjusted to The number that changed our life to reflect the support that can be provided to family and friends of gamblers.
Directions to minimise gambling related harm (VIC)
A new Victorian Ministerial Direction has been issued enabling further consumer protection measures for those who bet online - including a requirement for the delivery of monthly account activity statements to customers and Responsible Service of Wagering Training for staff.
Independent review into SkyCity (SA)
McGowan Government appoints two new Gaming and Wagering Commission members
Racing and Gaming Minister Dr Tony Buti has appointed two new members to the Gaming and Wagering Commission (GWC), bringing the total number of appointees this year to four. Helen Creed and Sam Buckeridge bring extensive board, regulatory and management experience to the State's gambling regulator....
Tighter regulation of the liquor and gaming industry (VIC)
Liquor Control Victoria has now been established to oversee liquor regulation, with the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) to retain responsibility for gambling and casino oversight. Changes to improve the powers and functions of the VGCCC have also come into effect.
Former judge to lead external review into The Star casinos (QLD)
Having a bet? Have a game plan. Campaign launch
Responsible Wagering Australia and its members have launched its safer gambling campaign Having a bet? Have a game plan. This national campaign focuses specifically on setting deposit limits and will act as a reminder to think ahead and have a personal game plan in mind.