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

11 July 2018

ACCC plan to slash South Australian household power bills by an average of $371 per year by 2021

SOUTH Australian power bills would be slashed by an average of $371 per year by 2021 under reforms..

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10 July 2018

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital tools of domestic abuse

Nellie Bowles investigates the quiet rise of domestic abuse through home control..

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10 July 2018

Debt trap: People imprisoned for crime are being punished twice

'Do the crime, do the time,’’ they say. But often it isn't that simple. Being incarcerated is..

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28 June 2018

Independent monitor investigates banks’ Code breach reporting

The independent Banking Code Compliance Monitoring Committee (CCMC) has today released a report..

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21 June 2018

Fears of housing ‘fire sale’ as interest-only loans roll into principal plus interest

As property prices in Australia have climbed over the past few years, thousands of Australians..

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Events & Updates

Professional Development Coming Up

SAFCA Conference 12-14th November 2018

Make sure you “Save the date”  this years conference registrations will be opening soon.

We have SAFCA Supervision training for NEW SAFCA Supervisors as well as 1/2 day refresher training for approved SAFCA Supervisors coming up in August.  FCA Family Violence deliver their LAST EVER SA course and ANZ MoneyMinded 2 day Facilitator training in September.  As always, details and registration access are on the PD Calendar.

We have a HUGE range of E-Learning available to you this membership year. Click Here to view

Face-to-face calendar:
SAFCA PD Calendar July18 June19 100718KC of course – keep checking in as we update this regularly.

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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