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

Gamblers Anonymous policy on finance and contributions

Gamblers Anonymous is fully self-supporting and does not seek or accept contributions from people outside the fellowship. When outside contributions are received at the Group or Regional Service Office, they are returned with a note explaining our position on the question of self-support. In Australia, the maximum contribution from an individual member is not limited. This policy is reviewed from time to time. Expenses at the group level for room hire, coffee, refreshments and literature are met by members attending the meeting. In a majority of groups, any excess money is deposited with the Regional Service Office or Intergroup to help with expenses like the phone, photocopier and office co-ordinator out-of-pocket expenses. The Regional Service Office and Intergroup bank a prudent fund to cover expenses generally aligned to our primary purpose. That is to help the compulsive gambler who still suffers.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Oaktree Anglican Church Hall, 281 Glen Eira Road, Caulfield

Theme: One Day at a Time

Price: $10 (early bird) $15 at the door (chicken and salad lunch provided)

For enquiries phone: Simon 0402 682 272, Rachael 0457 195 244 or Allan 0438 194 525

Optional dinner to follow the conference. It starts at 6:30pm at Almazett Lebanese Restaurant, 208 Balaclava Road, Caulfield South

Set price banquet at $45 per head. All drinks available at bar prices

RSVP by Monday 1 May 2017 to Yvonne R 0419 395 818

One Day Registration Form
Hosts: Caloundra & Caboolture Groups

Where: Maroochydore Salvation Army Rooms

Address: Corner Broad Meadows & Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore

Admission: $10 (lunch provided)

Contact: Hugh 0418 778 988, Laufoli 0410 361 177 or Dot 0432 365 166

Registration Form
18-20 August, 2017
First in, best dressed! Only limited Double/Twin rooms.
Any queries can be emailed to or call those listed on the registration form.

Registration Form
Saturday, 04 November 2017

Bargara Uniting Church
Cnr Hughes Road & Blain Street

Theme: Honesty, Open-Mindedness and Willingness

Price: $10 (lunch provided)

Any queries can be emailed to
Call Rob B: 0415 188 933

Registration Form

It’s working. The public is aware of us.

We can report that more than 22,000 people have visited the website since it was open to the public on July 1 last year. Of the 12,500 users since last September one-third are new visitors. This means one of our goals to make the website readable for hand held devices like Apple and Samsung iPhones and tablets was achieved.

The most critical goal was to ensure iPhone users could locate a meeting as quickly as possible whether they were catching the bus or train or at work or home. According to the research that objective has largely been achieved. It’s all about helping the struggling problem gambler or loved one find a meeting as quickly as possible.

39th National Conference and a calendar of One Day Conferences in 2017

The focus is on the goldfields of Victoria next August for the 39th National Conference at Daylesford. The theme is “Just for Today” and the committee invites people from across Australia and overseas to attend the weekend. Download the registration form here.

National Conf 2017 Registration Form

Melbourne will host a One Day Conference on Saturday 6 May, 2017 at the Oaktree Anglican Church Hall, 281 Glen Eira Road, Caulfield. The theme is One Day at a Time and is priced at $10 for early birds and $15 at the door. Optional dinner to follow the conference. For more details click the Registration Form below to download the flyer.

One Day Registration Form

Stay tuned for details about the upcoming Sunshine Coast One Day Conference in June.

An interview with Australia’s longest abstinence member

In July 2015 an interview was held with Sam A at his home in Woy Woy on the NSW Central Coast. He is Australia’s longest abstinence member. Sam hasn’t gambled for more than 50 years. He started the first Regional Service Office in Australia in 1978 after a trip to the United States. Sam is 90 years old but still attends special birthday meetings in Sydney. Click here to listen.

Interview with Sam

Literature & other brochures


A New Beginning (5th edition 2007)

110 pages – Published by the International Service Office in Los Angeles.
This book gives the reader a broad outline about the structure of Gamblers Anonymous, the 12 Steps of Recovery and 12 Steps of Unity, the types of meetings and personal stories. It also includes an acknowledgement of thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous for sharing its program.

Sharing Recovery Through Gamblers Anonymous (1983)

228 pages – Published by the International Service Office in Los Angeles.
This book provides a fictional story about a compulsive gambler at the beginning of the book, outlines the steps of Recovery and unity, provides opinions from professionals in the field of psychology on the subject of pathological gambling and personal stories.

A Day at a Time (1994)

Published by Hazelden in the United States of America.
This book provides daily reflections and insights for the reader covering each day of the calendar year.


There is a variety of literature and brochures available to Gamblers Anonymous members and the public. Click the link below. It’s easy to place an order. Go to the CONTACT page and send an email to the State you currently live in.

12 Steps to a Slip
20 Survival Questions
4th Step Guide to Recovery
90 Day Plateau
A Day At A Time (1994) Hard Cover
A New Beginning (5th Edition 2007)
A Newcomer Asks
Abuse & Harassment Guide
Banner 12 Steps of Recovery
Banner 12 Steps of Unity
Beyond 90 Days
Chart of Daily Moral Inventory
Combo Book French Korean Greek Vietnamese Spanish Chinese
Combo Book (small print)
Combo Book A5 size
Combo Book Audio CD
Combo Book Braille
Coping with Urge to Gamble
DVD Combining Big Steve & Even up the odds
G.A 12 Steps Of Unity
G.A Book for the Judicial Lawyer
G.A Sponsorship Manual
G.A. Information Pack
Group Handbook
Guidance Code Book
Have I Quit the Fellowship?
Pins Engraved with Year Number
Pressure Relief Handbook
Public Relations Flier
Questions & Answers about G.A
Sharing Recovery through Gamblers Anonymous (1983)
Short Term Sponsorship
Step One Guide Work Book
Steps Meeting Handbook
The Stock Market Retirement & G.A
There is Help
Towards Recovery in Prison
Video Big Steve VHS
Video Even Up The Odds
Welcome Kit
Working The Steps
Young Gamblers in Recovery