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.

Please note: SAFCA does not ask for donations through third parties. If you wish to donate to this Association, please contact us on 08 8337 0898


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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.

A Financial Counsellor Can Help »

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 January 2020

Financial counsellors ready to help people affected by the bushfires – but we need more of us

As a community we are rallying to help the many thousands of people around the country affected by..

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14 January 2020

Westpac Media release – additional support for customers impacted by bushfires across Australia

Media Release 13 January 2020 Westpac Group covers mortgage repayments, provides interest free..

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8 January 2020

Details of Organisations providing financial assistance to customers affected by the bushfires January 23, 2020

Please note: This information is public but has been compiled to assist financial counsellors and..

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7 January 2020

Columnist Scott Pape shares his experience with bushfires and how they changed his life

Looking at the devastation left behind by bushfires nationwide, columnist Scott Pape shares a..

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7 January 2020

Financial Counselling Assistance to those impacted by the Bushfires

Bushfires have impacted on many people around South Australia and the Country. Generalist..

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Events & Updates


5th and 13th February 2020

Delivered by AFSA and Uniting Communities Law Centre, this training will cover changes to Bankruptcy application, case studies, and Bankruptcy Law.

This full day session will attract 6 PD Points.

Venue: Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Road, Payneham

9am to 4pm. Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided

Advanced Problem Gambling

24th March 2020

Advanced Problem Gambling awareness training

This full day session will attract 6 PD Points.

Venue: Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Road, Payneham

9.30am to 4.30pm. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.


CPD Available

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.


Bankruptcy refresher training and gambling training coming soon! Check the professional development page in the members only section for details

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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