Financial counselling services
Anyone can find themselves in financial difficulty, especially if you have just been made redundant from a job.
Financial counsellors are non-judgmental, qualified professionals who provide free, independent and confidential support and information to people in financial difficulty.
Please note, financial counsellors do not provide material or financial assistance.
A financial counsellor can provide information and support on a range of issues, including:
- financial stress or hardship
- electricity, gas, water and phone bills
- multiple debt problems including legal action
- budgeting and money plans
- rental and mortgage problems
- pensions, allowances and concessions
- personal loans and credit cards
- threat of eviction
- threat of repossession
Financial counsellors can talk to your creditors on your behalf and, where possible, try to negotiate lower payments.
Where can I find a financial counsellor?
To find your nearest financial counsellor, enter your postcode on the South Australian Financial Counsellors (SAFCA) website
You are also able to speak to a financial counsellor from anywhere in Australia, by calling the financial counselling helpline on 1800 007 007, Monday to Thursday between 9.30am and 8.00pm, or Fridays between 9.30am and 4.30pm.