We will review your story before we publish it to the site. This could take up to three days.
We may edit your story or not publish it if it does not meet the Your Story Rules.
Our website moderators are not problem gambling counsellors. To talk to a professional (from within Australia) contact the Gambler’s Helpline on 1800 858 858 or visit Gambler’s Help Online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
These services are free and confidential.
This is a supportive, anonymous place for people affected by problem gambling to share their experiences and practical tips. We hope you will find comfort and strength in each other’s stories and feel less alone on your journey.
Please be kind to each other and remember there may be children present! So please, no swearing, no insulting individuals or groups, no libel or slander (things that could damage the reputation of a person, business or organisation that turn out not to be true), no lying, no fabricating (making things up), no negative comments about people of different ethnic background or religion, no threats of any kind or vulgar humour.
If you see a comment that you feel is inappropriate, let us know.
A word of advice on advice
The comments, opinions and advice in these stories are from other people visiting the site, and are their own personal opinions.
If you are offering advice, be sure the information you share is as accurate as possible. When reading someone else’s suggestion, remember it is not a substitute for a professional's opinion. Also, what works for one person may not work for everyone. You are the expert in what is right for you.
The content of the ‘Your Stories’ section does not represent the views of the Department of Justice. Read our full website Disclaimer.
Please don’t include your full name, contact details or enough detail in your story that identifies you. If you do, we will need to edit it out to protect your privacy.
You don’t have to use a name on our site, but you may like to use your first name or make up a user name.
We won’t publish your email address but we may use it to send you an email if your story has broken the rules to explain why, or to provide information or assistance if you have requested it.
By using this website you are accepting the terms of the Department of Justice Privacy statement.
This statement includes that we may use your story in other ways, like in a pamphlet for example, so that we can help other people affected by problem gambling.
We don’t promote resources
We can’t endorse or advertise services, books, blogs, or websites on our site, so unfortunately we aren’t able to post your recommendations for resources you may have found helpful. This is something we hope to be able to do in the future.
We don’t provide a forum for political discussion
This website does not provide a forum for discussing the policy and regulation of the gambling industry.
Please don’t post anyone else’s copyrighted material without the copyright owner's permission.
For your safety
If you are at immediate risk of harming yourself or someone else, please call emergency services straight away on phone: 000.
If you have an enquiry or want to give us feedback, please contact us.