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

21 January 2019

How Lazy Does A Dole Bludger Have To Be For Us To Starve Them?

Language is a funny thing, isn’t it? By changing the words of a statement, we can change how..

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21 January 2019

Jan Pentland Scholarship(s)

Do you know someone you think would make a fantastic financial counsellor? Or do you want to become..

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5 December 2018

On the banks

There are no roads to the spot where 93-year-old Margaret Kerans's weatherboard home sits, perched..

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4 December 2018

Perth mother on disability pension charged $760 for $175 loan by short-term credit agent Cigno

It was her daughter's first birthday that tipped Perth mother Jayde Lowe into financial..

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4 December 2018

Morrison Government backflips on funding cuts for counselling and charity groups

5:45pm Nov 26, 2018 The Morrison Government has performed a fresh backflip on funding cuts, with..

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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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