About the Australian Gambling Research Centre
The Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) was established under the Commonwealth Gambling Measures Act 2012, and has been in operation since 1 July, 2013. It is situated within the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), a statutory research agency of the Australian Government. The AIFS Director governs its operations. The AGRC research program reflects the Act, embodies a national perspective, and provides a strong family focus consistent with the AIFS Research Directions.
The AGRC provides high quality, evidence-based publications and resources to increase the capacity and capability of policy-makers, researchers, and professionals working in the gambling sector.
Our research program covers an extensive range of topics, including:
- the harm caused by gambling to problem gamblers, the families and communities of problem gamblers, and those at risk of experiencing harm;
- measures that may be undertaken to reduce harm; and
- statistics and data on recreational gambling.
We specialise in providing research that:
- can be translated into practical policy and programs to assist prople affected by problem gambling; and
- informs policy and program development to prevent problem gambling, and to understand the conditions associated with responsible gambling.
For further information regarding the research directions of the AGRC, please read our Research Directions 2014-17.