Gambling and gaming machines are a form of recreation that can have a negative impact for some people, their families and the broader community.

Council recognises that it has a responsibility to minimise the impacts of gambling on the community in Whitehorse.

Council is committed to no net increase in gaming machines within the municipality. This involves assessing every application for any proposed new gaming venue or change in the number of gaming machines in an existing venue in accordance with the Whitehorse Responsible Gambling Policy 2011 ( PDF 181.73KB).

Council continues to support emergency relief and counselling agencies to provide assistance to those people affected by gambling.