Exploring our pokie-free communities

community voice on pokies reform

Imagine a community free from poker machines. Where you can walk around the street corner and not be confronted by a dangerous machine that was designed to addict and rigged to win.

In a handful of Tasmanian municipalities, these places already exist.

In the council areas of Flinders, King Island, Tasman, Southern Midlands, and Central Highlands, there are no poker machines.

We asked the residents for Tasman if they would like pokies introduced into their towns. We heard their response loud and clear – “no”.

Change is upon us. In just a few short weeks, the future of our state will be changed forever. Urgent action is required to ensure we don’t waste this opportunity. Now is the time to raise your voice, because you will not have another chance. It’s happening – be a part of it.


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For six generations, day in, day out, members of the Skeggs family have farmed their patch of land on the Peninsula. They don’t need pokies.


Tourists from across the globe are welcomed to their own slice of the pristine Peninsula when they arrive at Pip’s. They don’t need pokies.


Vicki works at the Port Arthur Historic Site. Every day she talks to hundreds of history buffs, curious tourists and visiting locals. They don’t need pokies.


Cubed Espresso Bar ensures explorers of the Peninsula are well caffeinated and ready for their adventures. They don’t need pokies.


On Wednesdays, crafty Tasman residents spend their mornings quilting, cross-stitching and scrap-booking. They don’t need pokies.

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