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

21 November 2019

Telstra to buy back debt of remote customers ‘ripped off’ by unaffordable plans

Telstra has pledged to buy back thousands of dollars in debt, improve credit checks, and discipline..

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19 November 2019

Government to Review Bankruptcy Threshold

Excellent news today - the government has announced a review of the forced bankruptcy..

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8 October 2019

The Australian Energy Regulator releases its Draft Decision on SA Power Networks Distribution Determination 2020 – 2025

On 31 January 2019, SA Power Networks submitted its revenue proposal to the AER. The proposal sets..

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3 October 2019

Review of financial counselling services released

The Morrison Government is strengthening our commitment to supporting the financial counselling..

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Events & Updates


Members are invited to attend the Association AGM on Monday October 28, Suite 3b Wellington Centre, 2 Portrush Rd Payneham

The AGM will commence at 12.30 pm and a light lunch will be provided


Confident Budgeting

Marion Life are holding courses that your clients might like.

Information is here: Confident Budgeting Poster 2 Oct 2019 Docx


Matrix Consulting and Training is approved by ANZ to deliver facilitator training for the ANZ’s MoneyBusiness Kit. (You may be familiar with us as Matrix On Board – we were responsible for the FRMSU project, developing the workforce in the financial literacy sector.)

MoneyBusiness is similar to MoneyMinded, however is focused on indigenous clients and communities. Further information is attached.

We are currently planning to deliver training in South Australia over the coming months as follows:

Coober Pedy: 28-29 October
Ceduna: December (dates to be confirmed)

These two-day training sessions are delivered to your attendees free of charge. We make all arrangements, including venue and catering.

If you have staff that would like to participate, or for any other questions, please email or call us to register your interest:
Sally Clifford
Kate Horsey;
or call us on 08 8985 1728.

We look forward to speaking soon
kind regards

Kate Horsey
Business Manager, Consulting
P 07 3186 3609 M 0414 401 492
(Work days Monday, Tuesday, Friday)
Matrix on Board Consulting & Training

MoneyBusiness Facilitator Training Information Sheet

MoneyBusiness Information Sheet

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.

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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