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

7 December 2016

Victims of financial scandals need simple justice – response to Ramsay EDR Review

Following the slew of financial scandals Australians have faced in recent years, consumer advocates..

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2 December 2016

Big Four Banks Profiting From Problem Gambling

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will urge Australia’s big four banks to stop..

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2 December 2016

FOS welcomes FCA Report on Financial Counsellors’ EDR experiences

FOS welcomes the release of the Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) report: External Dispute..

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29 November 2016

Payday lending reform will make people’s lives better

Consumer advocates say that the Government’s response to a recent review of payday lending and..

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16 November 2016

ACBF: Aboriginal funeral insurance provider banned from Centrepay system following Appeal Court win

Consumer advocates have welcomed an Appeal Court decision which will allow the Commonwealth to ban..

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Events & Updates

Professional Development Opportunities Coming Up


SAFCA Webinar on “Understanding Responsible Credit Practices Using Case Studies”   1 PD Point

 presented by Julia Bidstrup Oct 25th 10am for 45 – 50 minutes.

To register your participation on the webinar, click on the link below



AFSA / Financial Counselling liaison meeting

The next  AFSA / Financial Counselling liaison meeting will be held at AFSA, Level 4, 400 King William Street, Adelaide on 9 November 2016 from 10.30 am to 12 Noon.  For those that will not be attending in person you can dial in. Details of how to do that are on the Members Only Professional Development page




**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 Community Services (Financial Counselling).

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

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