Public Health Approach to Gambling


The City of Monash Public Health Approach to Gambling Policy Statement 2016-2020 was adopted by Council at the May 2016 Council meeting.

Monash Council is committed to supporting its community to lead healthy, happy and thriving lives.

As the closest government to our community, we know that we have an important role to play in promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of our residents.  This Policy Statement articulates in detail Monash Council’s public health position to gambling which will continue to be enacted through leadership, policy, advocacy and community action.

These include:

  • oppose any relocation of existing Monash poker machines to disadvantaged areas within Monash
  • continue to advocate to the State Government to reform the Gambling Regulation Act so greater regulation and restrictions are placed on the gambling industry
  • promote a range of non-gambling social, cultural and recreational opportunities in Monash to encourage people to make engaged, active and healthy lifestyle choices
  • disallow gambling activity, promotion or advertising in Council-owned facilities such as sporting pavilions
  • refuse funding to community groups that meet in venues that have poker machines.

Please read: Public Health Approach to Gambling Strategy 2016-2020 (pdf, 932KB)

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Last updated: 24 August 2016