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.

Benefits of Membership »

Latest News

27 February 2017

Free basic computer skills tutorials!

  For FREE basic computing skills tutorials click on the web-link..

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21 February 2017

Banking Code compliance monitor welcomes review of its work

The Code Compliance Monitoring Committee (CCMC) has welcomed the findings of a review of its work..

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8 February 2017

Register Now for SAFCA PD Day

Go to the "continuing professional development" page in the members area to..

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31 January 2017

Government response to the final report of the review of the small amount credit contract laws

The Turnbull Government has today released its response to the final report of the independent..

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30 January 2017

Afterpay is the new way to pay but is it a good idea or should we still use cash

THE instant gratification of purchasing goods and walking away with them in hand without paying 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 Opportunities 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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