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

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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10 October 2018

SAFCA announces new Chair of the Association

The SAFCA Board is now under the leadership of a new Chair. Carolyn Piper (former deputy Chair),..

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10 October 2018

Delaying benefit payments is saving the government millions

Scott Morrison’s first message to the people of Australia after being anointed Prime Minister was..

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24 September 2018

Amid an epidemic of mortgage stress, a perfect financial storm is on the way, experts warn

As Australia's levels of household debt relative to disposable income hit historic highs, experts..

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19 September 2018

Resignation of Mr Peter Kell as a Deputy Chair of ASIC

Mr Peter Kell has announced his resignation as Deputy Chair of the Australian Securities and..

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Events & Updates


Our 2018 AGM will be held on Monday October 8 at the Payneham Community Centre, commencing 12.30.

A light lunch will be served at 12 noon for attendees. Please let us know if you will be attending by RSVP to

Successful nominees for the vacant Board positions will be announced. Please note that as we received the correct number of nominees for the positions vacant, there will be no elections this year.

Professional Development Coming Up

SAFCA Conference 12-14th November 2018

Early Bird registration close 26th September 2018

to register click here

We have SAFCA Supervision training for NEW SAFCA Supervisors as well as 1/2 day refresher training for approved SAFCA Supervisors coming up in August.  FCA Family Violence deliver their LAST EVER SA course and ANZ MoneyMinded 2 day Facilitator training in September.  As always, details and registration access are on the PD Calendar.

We have a HUGE range of E-Learning available to you over the next few months – here are some highlights OnLine CPD Flyer31072018 and F2F CPD Flyer31072018

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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