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The Fire Danger Period has ended in Cardinia Shire. Before you burn off, please ensure that you meet all the conditions and have registered your burn off beforehand. Click here to follow the steps to ensure a safe and legal burn off >

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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