Gambling in Australia during COVID-19 survey

In June and July 2020, we asked Australians who gamble how they had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (The survey is now closed.)

Gambling in Australia during COVID-19 graphic -  survey closed

To take part in the survey, participants had to be 18 years old or over, living in Australia, and to have gambled in the past 12 months. Over 2,000 people participated.

The aim of the survey was to find out how people in Australia adjusted to changes in gambling availability due to the lockdown. We hope to learn more about the types of products people gambled on before and during the COVID-19 restrictions (e.g. sports, racing, pokies, casino games), and how people’s gambling participation, alcohol consumption, and health and wellbeing changed with the restrictions.

Only our researchers will have access to the survey data, which has been de-identified and is confidential. We will share general insights and trends from the survey with the general public, government and non-government agencies, to help inform responses to prevent and reduce gambling-related harm in the community.

To find out more, contact the Australian Gambling Research Centre: aifs.gov.au/agrc/contact.

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