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.

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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

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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7 November 2017

The Australian Council of Trade Unions has released daunting new figures showing how costly and difficult it is for victims of abusive relationships to leave.

The ACTU has launched a campaign calling on the federal government and the Fair Work Commission to..

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Events & Updates

Professional Development Days Coming Up



We are holding 2 PD Days on March 21 and 22  2018.  Each day will have the same content pitched at a difference level so you only need to come along to one of these days.  Day 1 is pitched for Newer FC’s and FCW’s where Day 2 Is pitched for more Experienced FC’s.

Volunteer/Unemployed Members $45

Employed Members $80

Non-Members $125

Costs are all +GST & Booking fee

To register for Day 1 CLICK HERE To register for Day 2 CLICK HERE


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

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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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