This page contains information on research including reports, studies and statistics relating to the activities of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation aims to support all Victorians affected by gambling, and make a valuable contribution to global knowledge on gambling and problem gambling.
The foundation has developed a research agenda in consultation with local and international researchers and organisations, identifying six priority themes for new and ongoing research activities.
Gambling Research Australia is a partnership between the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments to initiate and manage a national gambling research program structured around the following five research priority areas:
The Australian Gambling Statistics publication is a comprehensive set of statistics that covers the entire range of legalised Australian gambling products.
The publication consists of statistics on turnover, expenditure and government revenue from gambling activities conducted in the Australian states and territories.
The Queensland Government Statistician compiles the statistics annually in cooperation with all Australian state and territory governments.
The following reports were developed prior to May 2000 through the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation's predecessor, the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority through its research committee. The research discusses the social impacts of gambling.
At times, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation is invited to make submissions to inquiries into matters relating to the regulation of gambling and liquor products. Public submissions will be available for download here.
Submission by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation dated 10 September 2012 into the Victorian Competition & Efficiency Commission Inquiry into the Social and Economic Costs of Problem Gambling.
VCGLR's submission (PDF, 1.65 MB)
The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, best known as VicHealth, contributes to debates about alcohol use and misuse, and supports programs that promote responsible drinking. The Foundation works in partnership with organisations, communities and individuals to encourage a better drinking culture.
VicHealth supports a mix of investigator-led research, strategic research and evaluation research to build evidence for health promotion interventions.
Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre aims to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with, and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harm. The treatment and research centre, part of Eastern Health and formally affiliated with Monash University, specialises in the drug and alcohol field by:
The National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF) promotes quality evidence-based practice in drug law enforcement to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of licit and illicit drug use in Australian society. Established in 1999, it is funded by the Federal Department of Health until 30 June 2015.
A range of studies relating to understanding, preventing and policing alcohol-based harm is available on the NDLERF website.
As part of the review of licence fees and types, the Allen Consulting Group were commissioned to:
The Alcohol-related harm study (PDF, 1.59 MB) report was a key input to the design of the proposed risk-based licensing system.
In November 2008, KPMG completed an independent evaluation (PDF, 833.27 KB) of the Melbourne CBD temporary lockout that examined how well it addressed alcohol-related violence and antisocial behaviour.