Planning and delivering a forum to build capacity among service providers to reduce gambling-related harm in Fairfield  

Project Status

Completed Projects

Chief Investigator

Siggi Zapart

Project Coordinator

Siggi Zapart, Andrew Reid

Team Member

Fiona Haigh

Project Rationale

Gambling and its health and social consequences concern all countries. Gambling-related harms affect individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. Gambling causes widespread, significant direct and indirect harm to individuals and non-gamblers – particularly through electronic gaming machines. In Australia, Fairfield loses $1.3million a day through poker machines. 

Project Aim/s

  • To engage with service providers in Fairfield
  • To start the dialogue of gambling as a public health issue
  • To education and training to better support clients 

Project Design and Method

  • Forum
  • Education and training  


Siggi Zapart Phone: 02 8738 9310 Email:

Key Partners

Alliance for Gambling Reform, Woodville Community Services, Parks Community Network Inc, Core Community Services, Fairfield City Council , Arab Council Australia , Community STaR, SWSLHD

Project lead centre
Project stream
Health Environment
Project start date
Nov 2018
Project end date
Apr 2019