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 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.
Hosts: Caloundra & Caboolture Groups
Where: Maroochydore Salvation Army Rooms, corner Broad Meadows & Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore
Theme: United or Divided
Admission: $10 (lunch provided)
Contact: Hugh 0418 778 988, Laufoli 0410 361 177 or Dot 0432 365 166Registration Form
Where: Salvation Army Hall, corner Exchange Parade & Narellan Road, Narellan
Admission: $10 per person or $20 sponsorship (lunch provided)
Contact: Michelle 0418 863 429 or Caroline 0426 586 061Registration Form
Where: Rutherford Park, Daylesford, Victoria
290 Kangaroo Hills Road, Blampied Vic 3364 (16km from Daylesford)
When: Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August 2017
First in, best dressed! Only limited Double/Twin rooms.
Any queries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call those listed on the registration form.Registration Form
Public Awareness on the increase
We can report that nearly 30,000 people have visited the website since it was open to the public on July 1 last year. One-third of users are new visitors. This means one of our goals to make the website readable for hand held devices like Apple and Samsung iPhone’s and tablets has largely been achieved.
The most critical goal was to ensure iPhone users could locate a meeting as quickly as possible whether they were catching a bus or train, at work or at home. It is all about helping the struggling problem gambler or loved one find a meeting as quickly as possible.
39th National Conference this coming August is fast approaching
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Working The Steps
Young Gamblers in Recovery