Information for Participants

The findings of the Victorian Gambling Study will increase our understanding of the factors that may cause some people to gamble excessively. It will also improve our understanding of the factors that might help minimise the harm that gambling might cause to such people, their families, friends and community.

We hope this page will go some way to answering the questions you have about participating in the Victorian Gambling Study.  If your contact details have changed, please fill in the update your details form on the home page.

What is the purpose of the Victorian Gambling Study?

What is a longitudinal study?

Why is the Victorian Gambling Study important?

What will I be asked to do during the study?

Why is my continued participation in this study so important?

I don’t gamble (or I rarely gamble). Why do you want me to participate in the study?

What can I expect from the phone survey?

How much of my time will the survey take up?

What are the benefits of participating in the study?

What are my rights in relation to this study?

How did you get my details?

What support is available to me during this study?

Who can I contact if I have questions or concerns about the research?


Field research is now complete and researchers are currently analysing the data.

Please remember: all participants’ answers are confidential and your identity is not revealed.

Visit the Participants’ page for more information.

Thanks for supporting the study.