If you or someone you care about is running into trouble with gambling, support services are available.
You can get the help you need through these free confidential services:
Talk over the phone
Our counsellors are on hand 24/7 to offer help now or connect you with a face-to-face counsellor near you. Call 1800 858 858.
Find support near you
There are over 55 free face-to-face counselling services throughout NSW. You can search for the nearest to you on our Find Support Near You website.
If you prefer typing to talking, you can chat with a counsellor via live online chat or email 24/7. Visit the Gambling Help Online website.
Aboriginal people in NSW can access free advice and help on 1800 752 948.
Support is also available from Warruwi Gambling Help and Aboriginal counsellors.
For more information visit our Warruwi Gambling Help website.
In your language
Counselling is available in more than 40 languages.
To find help in your preferred language visit our Help in Other Languages website.
Help for women
Our legal help is available to anyone who has a legal issue as a result of gambling.
You can make an appointment for a phone or face-to-face consultation by contacting:
Wesley Community Legal Service
Level 3, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
PO Box A5555, Sydney South NSW 1235
0429 552 733
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm and after hours by appointment only.
Services are available by telephone or face-to-face at a number of locations in New South Wales.
Financial counsellors are trained professionals who can help you to work your way out of money difficulties as a result of gambling. The following organisations provide free financial counselling services and they have offices across NSW:
- Anglicare Northern Inland
- Arab Council Australia
- Gambling Solutions
- Hopestreet (BaptistCare)
- Lifeline Central West
- Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury
- Lifeline North Coast
- Multicultural Problem Gambling Service
- St David’s Care (Uniting)
- Uniting Care Mental Health (Uniting Recovery)
- Uniting Care Unifam (Uniting)
- Wagga Wagga Family Support
- Wesley Mission
You can self-exclude yourself from any gaming venue in New South Wales if you want to cut down, have a break or quit gambling.