Gambling Help NSW

Gambling Help NSW

Sivana Bali is a world-class treatment centre located in Canggu, Bali. We treat a wide variety of substance abuse disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions, as well as process addictions such as sex addiction, shopping addiction, and gambling addiction.

Who is Affected by Gambling in New South Wales?

The Australian state of New South Wales is home to 8.3 million, more than two-thirds, approximately 5.3 million, of whom live in the Greater Sydney area. Sydney is the state’s capital and is home to iconic Australian landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour.

The people of New South Wales (NSW) love to gamble – from lotteries to races and poker. It’s estimated that more than one in ten people, or around 13 per cent, gamble weekly. As of 2019, around 1 per cent of adults in NSW are problem gamblers, and a further 2.8 per cent are moderate-risk gamblers.

NSW has been described as the gambling capital of Australia, and gambling is indeed a major industry in the state, with around 95 billion dollars flowing through poker machines alone.

Who is Affected by Gambling in New South Wales?

Resources for Gambling Help NSW

It’s concerning to know that tens of thousands of people in New South Wales may be struggling with gambling addiction. If you or someone you know is experiencing this, please know that there are support services available that can help. The vastness of the territory can make it challenging to find local options, but we’ve compiled some resources specifically for those living in the most populated cities to make it easier for you to get the help you need. Remember, you’re not alone, and there is hope for recovery.

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GambleAware is a government program aimed at reducing gambling-related harm and offers counselling for anyone affected by gambling. They can be reached at the number 1800 858 858.

The Cabin Sydney

Found on Ocean Street in Edgecliff, this treatment centre offers professional and confidential programs to address a variety of conditions, including gambling-related addiction. The Cabin Sydney provides both inpatient and outpatient services, catering to the needs of individuals with varying degrees of addiction.

506/180 Ocean St, Edgecliff NSW 2027, Australia

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Byron Private Treatment Centre

For Byron Bay, one of the top recommendations for gambling addiction treatment is Byron Private on Kingsvale Road, Myocum. They provide luxury treatment for gambling issues using holistic methods. Gambling counselling at Byron Private can be expensive for some, with prices starting between $10,150 – $17,500 AUD per 7 days. 

60B Kingsvale Rd, Myocum NSW 2481, Australia

Why Choose Bali Over Australia for Gambling Help?

Despite the options for gambling treatment in NSW, many residents may find that coming to Bali can be a more compelling option for a variety of reasons. Treatment in Australia can be expensive, especially for those facing financial difficulties due to the issues caused by problem gambling. Sivana Bali offers world-class programmes with luxury treatment – all at affordable prices. Here are some of the compelling reasons many Australians have decided to choose us for their addiction treatment.



There are many reasons why a person would rather not let it be made public that they struggle with gambling addiction. Perhaps they come from a culture wherein any sort of addiction is seen as a moral failure, and they would rather not lose face in front of their family and friends. There are also many jobs in which addiction can be seen as a professional liability, and they would rather not let their disease cost them opportunities to advance in their chosen field. 

Flying to Bali can safeguard their privacy in two ways. The first is that the distance between Bali and Australia separates them from potential eavesdroppers. The second way they can protect their privacy is by following our high standard of confidentiality. We want to ensure our guests are comfortable and will safeguard all aspects of their stay with us, including their privacy, so that their condition remains confidential.

Cost Efficiency

Gambling is an addiction that can take a heavy toll on an individual’s finances and may put them in a position where they have to make every dollar count. Given the cost of travel, it may seem counterintuitive, but coming to Bali can be more cost-efficient than seeking treatment locally. When you factor in our amenities, our high level of care, and the cost of airfare, we can present a better value proposition than staying in NSW would.

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Natural Serenity

People from all over the world come to Bali for their holidays because they want to see its natural beauty for themselves. They want to explore lush forests and relax on pristine beaches. But this natural beauty can do more than serve as the cornerstone of the local tourism industry. Our facility is built near two beaches, and we take advantage of this natural beauty by allowing our guests to reconnect with nature.

Luxury Amenities

We believe in making sure our guests are comfortable and cared for. To that end, we limit ourselves to just 9 guests at any given time, ensuring that we’re able to give everyone who comes to us the attention they need to recover. Each room is private and appointed much in the same way a hotel would be, including an ensuite bathroom. We also have a full range of communication and business resources available for our guests should they need them.

Luxury Amenities

How We Treat Gambling Addiction in Bali

We understand that gambling can have a profound impact on your life, and you want to be free from your addiction to it. We want to help you make that happen, and we strive to make our facility a safe, structured sanctuary where you can transform your life and build a future that is free from addiction. Here’s an overview of what our gambling treatment entails:

Individual Therapy

A major component of our treatment for people who may be experiencing gambling problems is individual counselling. Here, our guests work with gambling counsellors to get to the root of their issues and develop coping strategies to manage their temptations and impulses without resorting to harmful behaviours. 

An important tool in treating gambling addiction is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This modality seeks to identify and address negative thought patterns. By utilising CBT, our counsellors help our guests recognise and change the patterns of thought that led to their gambling problems and other self-destructive behaviours.

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Group Therapy

Group Therapy

Another important tool for breaking a gambling habit is group therapy. In group therapy, guests can share insights and experiences regarding their struggles. Our guests can also connect with one another, and these connections can become a support system that is invaluable in beating addiction.

Co-Occurring Substance Abuse

It’s often the case that people who have a gambling problem also have a substance abuse disorder, otherwise known as an addiction to drugs or alcohol. We integrate therapies to address substance abuse disorder to comprehensively treat an individual and address both issues at the same time. This allows us to ensure all underlying problems are addressed, giving our guests the best chance at living a life free from destructive gambling.

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Self-Exclusion Programs

Self-exclusion is a voluntary initiative that allows individuals to ban themselves from participating in gambling activities within certain venues or online platforms. This can be an effective first step for those seeking to regain control over their gambling habits. The process is confidential and can be tailored to individual needs, offering a proactive approach to prevent gambling before it starts.

Online Support and Mobile Applications

The digital age brings with it access to a variety of online support groups and mobile applications aimed at helping individuals manage their gambling habits. These platforms offer resources such as self-assessment tools, budgeting help, and access to professional advice, all designed to support individuals in their self-help efforts. Apps that block access to gambling sites and provide motivational reminders can also play a crucial role in the recovery process.

Setting Personal Limits

One of the most direct methods of self-help involves setting personal limits on gambling activities. This can include limiting the amount of money or time spent on gambling each week. Many gambling establishments and online sites offer mechanisms to help individuals set and adhere to these limits, providing a structured approach to managing gambling behaviours.

Peer Support Groups

Engaging with peer support groups such as Gamblers Anonymous can offer invaluable support to individuals who understand the challenges of overcoming a gambling addiction. These groups provide a platform for sharing experiences, strategies for recovery, and mutual encouragement, all of which can enhance the effectiveness of self-help efforts.

Educational Resources

Educating oneself about the nature of gambling and the risks associated with compulsive gambling behaviours can also serve as a powerful tool in the self-help arsenal. A wealth of educational materials is available online, offering insights into the psychological, financial, and social impacts of gambling addiction. Armed with knowledge, individuals are better equipped to confront and overcome their gambling issues.

By integrating these self-help strategies with professional treatment options, individuals struggling with gambling issues can find a comprehensive approach to recovery. Whether through self-exclusion, leveraging technology, or engaging with support groups, the journey towards a gambling-free life requires commitment, education, and the willingness to seek help when needed.

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