Gamblers Anonymous.

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from a gambling problem.

About us.

Local Meetings

We hold approximately 130 meetings every week across Australia.


No Fees

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.


In order to lead normal, happy lives we try to practice to the best of our ability certain principles in our daily affairs. The first positive step is to attend your first meeting. The lasting benefits come by attending regular meetings.


If you are a partner, family member or friend of someone with a gambling problem, you may find the help you need at Gam-Anon Family Groups.

More Info

New to Gamblers Anonymous?

Gambling, for the compulsive gambler is defined as follows: Any betting or wagering, for self or others, whether for money or not, no matter how slight or insignificant, where the outcome is uncertain or depends upon chance or skill constitutes gambling.
At your first meeting let someone know that you are attending for the first time. They will tell you how long the meeting goes for and what happens. You will be invited to be part of the meeting. They will tell you to look for the similarities, not the differences. There is no pressure to share your experience but, when asked, you can speak if you wish.
Perhaps, however insofar as stopping gambling many Gamblers Anonymous members have abstained from gambling without the benefit of the knowledge of why they gambled.
Attend as many meetings as possible per week, meetings make it.

Find meetings here

Compulsive gambler?

When you start gambling can you stop when you want? Can you control the amount of money you gamble? Is gambling destroying your life? Is your partner threatening to leave?

Gamblers Anonymous provides help and support through attendance at meetings. The purpose of attending meetings is to help you learn how to live without the need to gamble.

Can a compulsive gambler ever gamble normally again?

No. The first bet to a compulsive gambler is like the first drink to an alcoholic. Sooner or later he or she falls back into the same old destructive pattern.

Need help?

How can you tell whether you are a compulsive gambler?

Only you can make that decision. Most people turn to Gamblers Anonymous when they become willing to admit that gambling has defeated them.