Our message

The GIS aims to raise community awareness about the impacts of gambling and problem gambling in the community.

We support consumer choice and responsible gambling but also recognize the negative impact of gambling can have on Individual, families and communities.
We promote informed choice and community participation in decision making about the extent of community gambling and related gambling and problem gambling issues.
The GIS promotes a public health approach to gambling harm.


The Gambling Impact Society (NSW) held its first meeting on 7 July 2000. We remain a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers and professionals with the following aims:

  • To promote a public health approach to gambling in the community.
  • To provide information, education, advocacy & support for people affected by problem gambling.
  • To provide information, education and training for service providers and the community.
  • To develop educational resources and information pertinent to the issues of problem gambling and gambling harm.
  • To increase public awareness of the continuum of gambling harm including ‘at risk gambling’ ‘problem gambling’ and ‘gambling disorder’ and the impacts on individuals, families and the community.
  • To encourage the development of early intervention, treatment and rehabilitation for those affected by problem gambling.
  • To encourage the development of health promotion strategies in order reduce gambling harm in the community.
  • To provide a forum for those affected by gambling harms to be heard and supported in their endeavours to deal with the impacts of gambling.

The Society’s management committee meets from 6-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Nowra Neighbourhood Centre Nowra. The Chairperson and Executive Officer are contactable via the Centre on 02 44 215 077.