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.