Protecting Your Family

There are ways you can protect yourself and your family. We have provided tips and information on the Problem Gambling Family Protection Order.

If life is in danger, phone 000 (triple zero) for emergency help.

Tips on how to protect yourself and your family

  • Take control of your finances and work out a budget for the household
  • Don't pay the person's gambling debts or other debts
  • Avoid joint financial commitments with the person, such as consolidation loans
  • Try and limit the person's access to cash so that they have less opportunity to gamble
  • See a free and confidential financial counsellor for help with managing debts and credit issues. Call the Gambling Helpline 1800 858 858 for a referral to a financial counsellor in one of the Gambling Help Services. Find out what a financial counsellor can do for you.
  • Do not tolerate abusive behaviour
  • Have an escape plan if you are at risk of harm. For more help contact the Domestic Violence Crisis Service on 1300 782 200 or Crisis Care on 131 611
  • Get professional help. Call the Gambling Helpline 1800 858 858 for a referral to a Gambling Help Service in your local area. Gambling Help Services provide free, confidential and non-judgemental help and support to friends and family of gamblers, either individually or as a couple. Find a Gambling Help Service in your local area here.

Immediate help is available now. Contact the Gambling Helpline now for free and confidential support, 24/7

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