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 postcode or 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

6 February 2018

Welfare crisis payments cover rent-to-buy plans

WELFARE recipients are turning to taxpayers for emergency cash because rent-to-buy schemes are..

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18 January 2018

Centrelink gave companies accused of exploitation direct access to welfare payments

Centrelink has given companies accused of exploitation and misconduct direct access to welfare..

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12 December 2017

Government to review rules for early release of superannuation, including victims of crime compensation

The Turnbull Government has announced that Treasury will review the current rules governing early..

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20 November 2017

Red Balloon pays penalties for excessive credit & debit card surcharges

We recently issued 4 infringement notices to Red Balloon Pty Ltd for charging four of its customers..

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Events & Updates

Professional Development Days Coming Up



We are holding a PD Day on Thursday March 22  2018: The Highway, 290 Anzac Highway, Plympton SA 5038

Volunteer/Unemployed Members $45

Employed Members $80

Non-Members $125

Costs are all +GST & Booking fee

To register (and for more information)  CLICK HERE


Family Violence 2 day workshops for SAFCA members are currently being rolled out in South Australia.  These are being presented by FCA.






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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