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

15 June 2017

Financial Counselling Australia Congratulates CEO Fiona Guthrie, Order of Australia Honour.

A quote attributed to Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu says “A leader is best when people barely know..

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5 June 2017

Welfare Rights Centre SA Defunded

As most of you would have heard, the Welfare Rights Centre SA was advised on Friday 26 May late..

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19 May 2017

It’s time for a mature and apolitical welfare debate

Discussions of our welfare system are riddled with inaccuracies and "fake news", ranging from..

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3 May 2017

What welfare blow-out?

The Australian Council of Social Service today is calling for an end to media attacks on people who..

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13 April 2017

Productivity Commission says it’s time to invest in consumer advocacy and research

Australia’s peak consumer body, the Consumers’ Federation of Australia, today welcomed a..

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Events & Updates

Travel Grants to attend the FCA Conference in May

Are you eligible for a $300 travel grant to attend the FCA Conference in May at the Gold Coast. Click here for more information SAFCA Travel Grant Application FC Conference 2017


Professional Development Days Coming Up

SAFCA Supervisor Day – February 20 2017 More information available soon

SAFCA Professional Development Day – March 27 2017 – more information available soon

Northern Financial Counsellor Network – Meetings for 2017 - Following are the dates for this years meetings, I hope you will be able to attend at least a few:

  • February 14th
  • April  11th
  • June  13th
  • August  8th
  • October  10th
  • December 7th

The venue will remain the same as last year as it is free – Uniting Church recreation Hall Tod Street Gawler. Amanda Wilkins – NFCN Convenor


**NEW** Online Training Available

SAFCA have recorded two training sessions:

  • Going to Court for a Debt: Legal Processes and Client Options
  • Home Repossessions

Both training sessions are now available for viewing via the Professional Development Page in the Members Only section

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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