On 9 August 2017, the Australian Government passed the Interactive Gambling Amendment Act 2017 No. 85 (Cth) (Act) which implements significant reforms to online gambling. The reforms come into effect on 13 September 2017 and follow the recommendations of the O'Farrell Review into Illegal Offshore Wagering conducted in 2015. The Act's principal changes include amending the law to make it clear that it is illegal for overseas gambling companies to provide gambling services to Australians without holding a licence in accordance with the law of an Australian state or territory. The Act also clarifies that 'click-to-call' in play betting services are prohibited whereas place-based betting services are permissible as well as giving the Australian Communications and Media Authority new enforcement and compliance powers, which complement existing criminal offence provisions. The Government intends for these changes to be complemented by uniform consumer protections to be agreed upon between the states and territories, including a national self-exclusion register and a voluntary opt-out pre-commitment scheme. The media release from the Minister for Communications is available here. The Bill is available here.