Man using pokie machine

Council recognises that gambling is a lawful activity that can provide entertainment, recreation and socialising opportunities. While the majority of people who gamble do so without experiencing adverse effects, some people gamble excessively and experience a variety of personal, family and financial problems. 

The goal and long-term commitment of the Responsible Gambling Policy for 2013-18 is to reduce the negative impacts of gambling, in particular electronic gaming machines (pokies) gambling. Council has six roles in relation to the policy including land owner, regulator/planner, advocate, partner, community educator and researcher.

The policy is based on a review of the previous policy, regulatory changes, the policy environment and context, and consultation and research to identify goals, objectives and strategies.

For further information please contact Social Planning Officer, Elyse Rider on 9278 4940 or email Elyse Rider.