This section contains links to media releases about gambling, responsible gambling and harm minimisation from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.

02 June 2023

Unclaimed gambling winnings to fund worthy community projects (WA)

Western Australian community projects will benefit from sharing in approximately $600,000 in unclaimed gambling winnings via the Gaming Community Trusts grants program.  

The program is open to eligible not-for-profit or charitable projects run by individuals or organisations.


30 May 2023

AUSTRAC and Crown agree to proposed $450 million penalty

Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth (together Crown) and AUSTRAC have filed joint submissions with the Federal Court of Australia, proposing a $450 million penalty over Crown’s breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act).

29 May 2023

The Number That Changed My Life campaign set to relaunch in June (NSW)

The Number that Changed my Life campaign is set to relaunch in June. The campaign aims to reduce the stigma associated with gambling in CALD communities and drive help-seeking in these communities by directing them to the NSW GambleAware information and services.  

29 May 2023

Direction issued to SkyCity Casino

SkyCity Adelaide has been directed to appoint a qualified independent expert as the Independent Monitor to review the operator’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing and host responsibility enhancement programs.


18 May 2023

Gamers, parents, and industry encouraged to have their say on gambling in computer games

The Federal Government has invited the community to have their say on the classification of computer games that feature gambling-like content, with a consultation opening today on updates to the classification guidelines.

16 May 2023

Supporting RSLs to Surrender Gaming Machines (VIC)

Victorian clubs and RSLs will be able to give back gaming machine entitlements they no longer use, and have their remaining debts forgiven, under a new surrender scheme announced by the Government.

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