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

13 August 2018

Poverty rate twice as high in regional SA

New SACOSS figures show 7.1% of households below poverty line in Adelaide and 14.8% below line in..

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13 August 2018

Lobbyists beat the battlers on payday loans and rent-to-buy

The Federal Government is letting the worst and most harmful financial products in the community..

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2 August 2018

‘You will pay off your balance in 146 years, five months’: CBA’s century-and-a-half debt trap

IF COMMBANK had its way, Assam, a 58-year-old pensioner, would be paying off his credit card for..

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31 July 2018

New family and domestic violence leave entitlements

  From 1 August 2018, modern awards will be varied to give employees access to 5 days of..

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30 July 2018

Ground zero of the mortgage crisis

Let me take you to ground zero of the mortgage crisis. Right now the National Debt Helpline (1800..

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Events & Updates

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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