Gambling Action Plan 2021-2025

Council’s Gambling Action Plan 2021-2025(PDF, 899KB) demonstrates its commitment to preventing and reducing gambling harm in the City of Kingston. The Plan includes 16 actions across the five priority areas of advocacy, awareness raising, partnerships, alternate activities to gambling and policy and processes.

Enough is enough! Advocacy campaign

We are calling on the Victorian Government to make urgent changes to gaming laws to reduce the devastating impact of poker machines in Kingston.

Read more about why Council is taking action on gambling harm.

Sign our petition

Fill in your details using the form below to sign our petition and receive regular updates about our campaign to reduce gambling harm.

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Alliance for Gambling Reform

We have joined forces with the Alliance for Gambling Reform, a national organisation working to minimise harm caused by poker machines.

Sign the petition to end gambling harm after dark

Gambling Policy 2020-2024

Our Gambling Policy 2020-2024(PDF, 549KB) includes 11 policy statements that provide direction for Council decision making to prevent and reduce gambling harm in Kingston.

Search for a poker machine free function venue near you

Looking to hold a function for your group? We have collated a list of poker machine free function venues within 3km of Kingston's borders. They have been sorted between room hire only venues and on-site catering venues. The list includes commercial businesses, sporting clubs, community buildings and Council venues. Access the full list in Excel format(XLSX, 24KB)

Support services

Gambler's Help Southern provides a range of free, professional services throughout Southern Metropolitan Melbourne, such as:

  • financial counselling
  • portfolio services - mental health, drug and alcohol, family and relationship, health promotion
  • gaming venue support education services - professionals, community groups and gaming venues

To make an appointment at Gambler's Help Southern, call 9575 5353.

For immediate assistance with a gambling problem:

More information about gambling

Gamblers Help

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

100 Day Challenge

Love the Game Program

Visit the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) to learn more about gambling in Kingston and across Victoria. The VGCCC is responsible for the regulation of gambling in Victoria. 

Gambling in Kingston(PDF, 1MB)

Gaming Venues & Player Losses in Kingston 2020-21(PDF, 496KB)