Harm minimisation and other publications

Harm min policy guide

The brochure below is a plain language guide to venue staff members' responsibilities under the Gambling Act 2003 to prevent or minimise harm from gambling.

Harm prevention and minimisation: A guide for venue staff - English (PDF, 1 MB)

Harm prevention and minimisation: A guide for venue staff - Simplified Chinese (PDF, 7 MB)

Harm min incident recording sheets

Below is NZCT's harm minimisation recording sheet that is available from us in pads of 50 sheets. If you need a new pad, ask your usual NZCT liaison person.

Harm minimisation incident recording sheet (PDF, 151 kb)


Exclusion orders

Below is an editable PDF of NZCT's problem gambler exclusion order that venue staff can fill in with a problem gambler to exclude them from the venue.

> Exclusion order (PDF, 197 kb)

Health Promotion Agency pack

NZCT uses the Health Promotion Agency's (HPA) Choice Not Chance resources to guide our venue staff in how to recognise the signs of harmful gambling and act on them to support problem gamblers to get help.

The HPA pack include these resources:

These and other resources are also available on the HPA website: https://gamblehostpack.choicenotchance.org.nz/resources


Venue procedures template

NZCT provides a template for recording all procedures for a venue's gaming operations. This should be completed either electronically or by hand and stored in a sensible place, such as in the harm min manual, where it is accessible to all staff.

> Venue gaming procedures template (editable PDF, 135 kb)


Class 4 sector key messages

These four key messages about class 4 gambling can be used when anyone asks you about having gaming machines as part of your venue's entertainment offering.

> Class 4 sector key messages