There are a range of non-government organisations providing financial counselling support services.
Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS)
Financial counselling services targeted to Aboriginal families.
Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
Services include advocacy, referrals and support letters, dental and ambulance waivers, payment plans, budgeting advice and superannuation queries.
Website: Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
The service provides information on benefits and entitlements, rules, and laws relating to payments, negotiating payment plans, helping with consumer issues, bankruptcy and referrals to other agencies.
Financial counsellors are available to provide financial education and support. This can include No Interest Loan Scheme, advocacy and referrals, and negotiating repayment plans.
Website: Anglicare SA
CareWorks SA & NT
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.
Website: CareWorks SA & NT
Centacare Catholic Country SA
Emergency assistance, financial counselling services and youth services.
Website: Centacare Catholic Country SA
Financial Counselling Telephone Helpline
This service is run by the South Australian Financial Counsellors Association and is available on 1800 007 007.
Flinders University Student Association (FUSA)
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
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.
Website: Gambling Help SA
Lifeline South East SA
Provides help with financial counselling services, low income support programs and emergency assistance.
Website: Lifeline South East SA
Lutheran Community Care
Provides a range of services relating to personal finances. These include budgeting, negotiation and advocacy, bankruptcy and referrals to other services.
Website: Lutheran Community Care
The centre offers a range of anti-poverty services and supports, and can assist with housing advice legal issues, financial counselling and emergency relief.
Website: Magdalene Centre
Money Mob Talkabout
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.
Website: Money Mob Talkabout
North East Financial Counselling
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.
Website: North East Financial Counselling
Overseas Chinese Association of SA
Provides referrals and support services targeted at South Australia’s Chinese community.
Website: Overseas Chinese Association of SA
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.
Provide advice and support around emergency relief, No Interest Loan Scheme, advocacy, referrals, housing meals and problem gambling.
Website: Salvation Army
Provides 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.
Website: Uniting Communities
Uniting Country SA
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.
Website: Uniting Country SA
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.
Website: Uniting Care Wesley Bowden