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. 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

24 June 2016

State Govt’s New $9 Million Gambling Tax

The State Government will raise more than $9 million a year with the imposition of a new gambling..

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22 June 2016

Ralph Kelly sees hope for crime victims facing financial hardship

Ralph and Kathy Kelly have sat down with many victims of violent crime, listening, since their own..

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22 June 2016

ACCC takes action against debt collection firm ACM Group Ltd

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court..

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16 June 2016

Losing the Jackpot: $111m blow to state budget from declining gambling revenue

A new report released today by the South Australian Council of Social Services highlights growing..

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4 May 2016

Financial Counsellors Welcome Continued Funding for Problem Gambling

3rd May 2016 - Financial counsellors welcome with relief the May budget announcement that $7.1..

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Events & Updates

Small Amount Loans and Payday Lending – accessing your client’s legal rights 

Join Legal Aid Queensland for a webinar on July 14, 2016 at 10:03 AM ACST.

Register now on the PD Page on the Members Only section of this website



Good Shepherd Microfinance Debt Deduct training sessions

A new product developed by Good Shepherd Microfinancing. See flyer below for training dates

3 dates to choose from – 3 PD points

 Good Shepherd Debt Deduct Training

SAFCA Supervisor Review Session

All SAFCA Supervisors are required to attend a half day review session each year. The first one is being offered on June 27 at Uniting Communities Pitt St, and the second in November 2016. Registrations are now open for the June session. Please refer to the CPD section of the members area for registration details


Dealing with Difficult Clients Training

Training is to be offered in Hindmarsh and Port Augusta. Please refer to the CPD section in the members only area for further information and registration details

Port Augusta 9.15 – 4.30 June 20 at The Salvation Army Carlton Parade

Hindmarsh 9.15 – 4.30 July 12 RASA Orsmond St





**NEW** Online Training Available

SAFCA have recorded two training sessions:

- Going to Court for a Debt: Legal Processes and Client Options

- Home Reposessions

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 Community Services (Financial Counselling).

You can also read about the latest positions
vacant for Financial Counsellors in Australia.

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