Consultation on the Draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm

Closes 8 Oct 2021

Opened 30 Aug 2021


Harm from gambling is a significant public health issue for our communities, and to individuals, families and whānau, but this harm is not evenly spread across our communities.

Every three years the Ministry of Health sets out a proposed strategy to prevent and minimise the harm caused to people, whānau, and communities by gambling.

This document seeks your comment on the proposed future direction and content of the Ministry of Health’s Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm (2022/23 to 2024/25).

You can find more information on the Ministry of Health website.

Your feedback is vital to help us develop the final strategy.

Why your views matter

Included are draft proposals for:

  • the strategic plan, which sets out the general strategic direction and priorities that provides a framework for the activities described below
  • the proposed funding levels for the Ministry, in relation to the gambling harm prevention and minimisation activities described in the strategy
  • the proposed service plan, for the three years from 2022/23 to 2024/25
  • the proposed problem gambling levy rates and weighting options per gambling sector, for the next three years.

Give us your views


  • Members of the public
  • People affected by gambling harm
  • Gambling sector
  • Mental health and addiction services
  • Service providers


  • Gambling
  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Pacific health
  • Māori health