The South Australian Financial Counsellors Association

We provide resources and support to financial counsellors.

Financial Counsellors assist South Australians in financial difficulty by providing information, support and advocacy for their clients. Financial Counsellors work within the Community sector. Their services are free, independent and confidential.

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Need Free Financial Counselling?

Although we don’t offer financial counselling ourselves, you can enter your suburb to the right to find your nearest financial counsellor. Financial counselling services are free.

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Financial Counselling Telephone Help Line

Struggling to pay the mortgage or rent or juggling debts? Talk to a phone financial counsellor from anywhere in Australia by ringing: 1800 007 007 (Mon to Thurs: 9.30am–8pm and Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm) And remember – the sooner you ring the more options you will have!

Become a Member

Enjoy the benefits of membership and representation by your South Australian sector peak body for financial counsellors.

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Latest News

15 November 2018

Banks have answered the call by customers in financial difficulty, but more will need to be done before 1 July 2019 to be ready for the ABA’s new and enhanced Code

Australian banks have financial difficulty programs that, for the most part, meet the requirements..

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2 November 2018

Progress on on-line gambling regulation in Australia

Thirty-three prominent offshore wagering sites withdrew from Australian markets over 12 months,..

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30 October 2018

Coalition rolls out $73m financial literacy program to help get household budgets on track

The Coalition Government is backing Australians who struggle with their finances by offering $73.5..

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22 October 2018

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has published its 2017-2018 Annual Report today (17 October 2018).

Launching the report, Ombudsman Judi Jones said, “The number of complaints about..

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16 October 2018

Lost his job, about to lose his house – and this WA man is not alone

Ray* is a rural West Australian who lost his job around 18 months ago and hasn’t been able to..

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Events & Updates


Our 2018 AGM was held on Monday October 8 at the Payneham Community Centre.

We bid farewell to  our wonderful Chair of 6 years, Anne Crouch and welcomed our new Chair, Carolyn Piper to the helm.

SAFCA is pleased to report we again have a full Board of seven elected and 3 independent Board members. You can see more about the Board and SAFCA staff here


Professional Development Coming Up

SAFCA Conference 12-14th November 2018

to register click here

On Wednesday 21st November WYATT are holding more “OLGA Training” to register: Click here

As always a range of E-Learning and on-line CPD is available to you.  Please check the calendar in the “Continuing Professional Development” section of the website.

Become a Financial Counsellor

Interested in a career in financial counselling?

Learn more about the nationally accredited Diploma of Financial Counselling. You can also read about the latest positions vacant for Financial Counsellors in Australia by going to our Careers Page

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