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Gamble Aware Illawarra and Southern NSW

Financial Wellbeing

Wollongong, 2500

The Gambling Aware service in Illawarra and Southern NSW provides free, confidential, non-judgmental counselling support for individuals and families, and community members who are concerned about their own or others' gambling. There is no limit on the number of sessions available for people who need help. Support is provided face-to-face, or via telephone.

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While many people gamble for entertainment, a large number of Australians develop gambling habits that negatively impact themselves, their families and their communities.

Some of the difficulties that come with gambling at problematic levels include:

  • Having no money for bills, food or rent
  • Health problems, such as stress, depression, loss of sleep and anxiety
  • Being at a high risk of losing family, friends, your house or job.

Common reasons people gamble to such lengths include:

  • To make quick money
  • To relax or get away from life’s stresses or problems
  • To fill in time when there’s nothing else to do.

Whatever the reason behind your problem gambling, the longer you continue, the harder it will be to stop. So act now. Call us today to book your first appointment and start taking control of your gambling.

Who we assist

We assist people who need assistance with gambling problems.

Eligibility criteria

To access this service, you must have issues arising from your own or someone else's problem gambling.

Referral process

We accept self-referrals or referrals from other agencies or services.

Gamble Aware Illawarra and Southern NSW location

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88 Swan Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Opening hours

8.30-5.00 Monday to Friday

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