Possible service delays

Please note that due to the current impacts of staff illnesses in some areas of our business, it may take longer for us to respond to some requests and you may experience longer-than-usual wait times. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. You can click this link to report an issue online. >

Reducing harm from tobacco, alcohol, drugs and gambling

Reduce harm from alcohol drugs tobacco
Addiction to tobacco, alcohol, drugs and gambling can have a harmful impact on individuals, their families and the broader community. 

Harms can include:

  • burdens on a person’s health
  • relationships
  • job security
  • social isolation
  • community safety

Download the tobacco, alcohol, drugs fact sheet

Losses to electronic gambling machines (EGMs or 'pokies') in Cardinia Shire has exceeded $436 million since June 1 1993.

Under the Gambling Regulation Act 2003, a local government authority may:

  • stipulate trading hours and maximum patrons in a venue
  • make a submission for assessment of applications for approval of gaming machines, or a gaming premises

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