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Financial counselling support services

There are a range of non-government organisations providing financial counselling support services.

  • Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) provide financial counselling services targeted to Aboriginal families.
  • Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement provide services including advocacy, referrals and support letters, dental and ambulance waivers, payment plans, budgeting advice and superannuation queries.
  • ac.care provide information on benefits and entitlements, rules, and laws relating to payments, negotiating payment plans, helping with consumer issues, bankruptcy and referrals to other agencies.
  • Anglicare SA’s financial counsellors provide financial education and support. This can include No Interest Loan Scheme, advocacy and referrals, and negotiating repayment plans.
  • CareWorks SA & NT provide information and support for people with financial problems including budgeting, negotiating repayment plans, bankruptcy and other legal forms, referrals, no Interest Loan Scheme and emergency assistance.
  • Centacare Catholic Country SA provide emergency assistance, financial counselling services and youth services.
  • Financial Counselling Telephone Helpline is run by the South Australian Financial Counsellors Association and is available on 1800 007 007.
  • Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) provide financial advocacy for students struggling with their finances. They also assess eligibility for government assistance, negotiate debt repayments, grants, interest free loans, emergency assistance, debt recovery and budgeting.
  • Gambling Help SA is a service of Relationships Australia (SA) and can help deal with debts, budgets and managing credit issues. They can also negotiate formal debt agreements and talk to creditors, check entitlement to concessions and help people understand their rights and responsibilities.
  • Lifeline South East SA can help with financial counselling services, low income support programs and emergency assistance.
  • Lutheran Community Care can provide a range of services relating to personal finances. These include budgeting, negotiation and advocacy, bankruptcy and referrals to other services.
  • Magdalene Centre offers a range of anti-poverty services and supports, and can assist with housing advice legal issues, financial counselling and emergency relief.
  • Money Mob Talkabout is a community based program delivering financial literacy education with and for people in remote Aboriginal communities to help them positively manage money. The program has permanent locations in Mata and Pukatia in the APY Lands that provide a one-stop shop for local community members.
  • North East Financial Counselling is a service of Northern Community Legal Service. Community Legal Centres are independent, not for profit organisations which provide legal advice, casework, referral and in some cases, legal representation to member of the community.
  • Overseas Chinese Association of SA provides referrals and support services targeted at South Australia’s Chinese community.
  • Rural Financial Counselling Service SA provides business support and information to eligible primary producers including cattle producers, fruit and vegetable growers, fishers, foresters and harvesters facing financial difficulties.
  • Salvation Army can provide advice and support around emergency relief, No Interest Loan Scheme, advocacy, referrals, housing meals and problem gambling.
  • Uniting Communities provide free, independent and confidential advice and information, support and advocacy to people in financial difficulty, as well as emergency relief and access to no- and low-interest loans.
  • Uniting Country SA offer a range of services and programs for immediate and long-term support to manage household or financial difficulties. They also offer advocacy, support, information and advice, and can refer to other services and community activities.
  • Uniting Care Wesley Bowden financial counsellors offer support and advocacy for a range of issues and negotiate repayments as well as referrals to other agencies.