Harm Minimisation – If gambling changes from being entertainment and fun, it may become a problem.
Belconnen Soccer Club is committed to the responsible provision of gambling services – the Club actively promotes assistance for people to properly manage their gambling activities and minimise the harm caused by gambling.
Belconnen Soccer Clubs harm minimisation policies are guided by a mandatory Code of Practice
The Code of Practice has been developed by the ACT Government to ensure that all ACT Gambling providers meet a minimum set of standards in allowing patrons to access their gambling products.
Code of Practice Brochures
Gambling Contact Officer
A Gambling Contact Officer (GCO) is a person who is the main point of contact for patrons concerning gambling issues.
Belconnen Soccer Club has a GCO on duty at all times, and may be contacted on:
- (02) 6259 9900 (McKellar) or
- (02) 6254 5115 (Hawker) or
- by asking in person at the Club.
If you think that you or someone close to you may have a problem with gambling, there are a number of ways by which the Club can provide assistance.
You may request the Club excludes you from the venue. The Club will respect this decision and co-operate by assisting you to exclude yourself. You must not try and get back into the facility while your exclusion period is still current. The Club will not allow you to re-enter the facility while you are excluded.
If your gambling appears to be a problem, the Club may seek information about you to ensure that your welfare is not at risk. The Club is concerned about your wellbeing and that of your family.
If the Club is sufficiently concerned, we may take it upon ourselves to prevent you from entering the facility.
Deed of Exclusion
Information on the Deed of Exclusion can be found in the Gambling and Racing Control (Code of Practice Deed of Exclusion) Approved Form
Information about Gambling and assistance
The Club strives to ensure that adequate information on a range of matters is available to patrons.
Brochures are available in hard copy at the Club or on the internet by following the links provided:
Play Smart Brochures:
- Betting on Gaming Machines
- Betting on Lotto, Lotteries or Keno
- Gambling Problems in your family
- Gambling more, enjoying it less
- Responsible gambling, take control
- Responsible gambling, friends and family can help
- Responsible gambling, how to set you limits
Relationships Australia will provide specialist gambling and financial counselling services to participating clubs and ACTTAB patrons. Relationships Australia is about making sure that anyone who chooses to gamble can do so within his or her budget and in a safe and enjoyable way.
Patrons are able to call Relationships Australia on 1800 858 858 to arrange to speak to a Relationships Australia counsellor about anything to do with gambling, for themselves or a family member or friend.
Further information can be obtained from the Club or from the ACT Gambling & Racing Commission.
The Commissions contacts are:
Phone: 6207 0359
Fax: 6207 7390