Gambling Harm 2018: Taking Action for Change

Monday, 13 August 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 5:00pm

"Gambling Harm 2018: Taking Action for Change" will bring together national and international keynotes, speakers and delegates dedicated to reducing harm from gambling. The new conference name was chosen to reflect the fundamental need for partnership and collaboration across our work. A Capacity Building theme will be explored through five streams: 'Gambling in Aboriginal communities', 'Lived Experience', 'Public health and gambling', 'Research and practice' and 'Regional, rural and diverse communities'.

This an important event guaranteed to offer something for all practitioners working in the field. It will make use of a variety of formats to share and explore experience, expertise, and ideas.


The conference program is in the process of being finalised and will be available once we have reviewed abstracts. We will provide a draft program in the coming weeks together with confirmation of all session details and locations. 

In order to assist your choice of which days to attend please see the guide, below. Please note, while we will make every effort to restrict relevant presentations to the allotted day there will naturally be some overlap. Also, some keynote presentations will cover various areas of interest.

  • Day 1 (13 Aug) - general interest/workshops
  • Day 2 (14 Aug) - therapeutic/financial counselling
  • Day 3 (15 Aug) - prevention/community education/venue support

The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 14 August at The Pier Restaurant with guest speaker Dr Lance O'Sullivan. Dr O'Sullivan is a New Zealand Māori doctor practising in Kaitaia, Northland. He was declared New Zealander of the Year 2014 for bringing health programmes to disadvantaged in rural areas. Your registration includes the cost of the dinner. Drinks may be purchased at bar prices.  Please indicate when you complete the registration form if you will be attending the dinner.  

For more information and to register click here.