Welcome to the forum!
I can see that you are in a difficult situation and it is good that you are seeking help.
As I don't know your specific situation, I can provide general suggestions:
- call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 it is a 24/7 telephone gambling counselling service that is private, confidential and anonymous, we can assist to make referrals to local face to face counselling and support groups.
- if your mother has debts she or you could call the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007, they are Financial Counsellors and they help negotiate loans, credit cards, create budgets and make suggestions on what you can do about your mother selling her house.
- look into Financial Administration for your mother so they can manage her finances. In Victoria you can apply for a Financial Administrator through VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal), each state their own Tribunal.
- you could suggest to your mother to go to a local Gamblers Anonymous Meeting, this is a link http://gaaustralia.org.au/get-in-touch/
- you could suggest to your mother to apply for Self Exclusion, she can ask to be banned from venues - clubs, casinos, pubs.
I hope these suggestions help, make sure you keep asking for help as it is very stressful and upsetting helping a loved one with a gambling addiction.
Take care and all the best.