SAFCA is the peak body for Financial Counsellors in South Australia and the Northern Territory who work within the community sector to provide services that are independent, confidential and free.
We support our members to achieve the best possible outcomes for financially vulnerable people and support the financial counselling sector to adopt and maintain best practice through casework, advocacy and law reform.
We provide our members with access to relevant, up-to-date information and professional development. This assists them to meet their ongoing requirements and allows their employing agencies to hold an ASIC Licence Exemption.
We advocate for a fairer marketplace, to increase access to financial counselling and to improve hardship processes for people in financial difficulty by meeting regularly with government and industry.
Through our relationship with Financial Counselling Australia and other state bodies, we are often able to resolve issues and reach consensus on how hardship provisions and how communication with the sector should occur.
We also advocate for the continued funding and expansion of financial counselling to enable financially vulnerable people to receive free financial counselling services.