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

9 April 2019

Funeral insurance company slammed by the banking royal commission rebrands with help from former NRL star Jamal Idris

A funeral insurer slammed by the banking royal commission for potentially misleading Indigenous..

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12 March 2019

Government appoints Louise Sylvan to head review of financial counselling services

The Liberal National Government last week announced former ACCC deputy chair, Louise Sylvan AM,..

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12 March 2019

Family Violence Law Help is now live!

Family Violence Law Help ( is a new national website for people..

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7 March 2019

Energy Australia offers full scholarships to people wishing to study the Diploma Financial Counselling

People aspiring to become financial counsellors can apply for a full scholarship to study the..

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26 February 2019

Four Reasons Why Digital Transformation Matters for the Community Services Sector

Technology is not inherently good or evil, but the outcomes may be, writes Dr Greg Ogle, in this..

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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


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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