Submissions on proposed changes to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 closed on 19 September 2016. The submissions received are available on this website.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the submission process.

On 21 August 2016, the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, the Hon Marlene Kairouz (the Minister), announced policy proposals to limit the proliferation of advertising by wagering service providers (WSPs) by prohibiting the display of static betting advertisements on public transport infrastructure and within a certain distance of a school.

The proposals are intended to:

  • address community concerns about the display of betting advertising in places that are difficult to avoid as part of most Victorians' day-to-day activities and its impacts on vulnerable groups such as problem and at-risk gamblers, children and adolescents
  • reduce the association between sports and betting among vulnerable groups such as problem and at-risk gamblers, children and adolescents.

This consultation sought industry and community views on the proposals and information about the likely economic, commercial and social impacts, which will inform the government’s decision on whether to implement the proposals.