If you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, the following links may provide some help.
If you need to speak to a Financial Counsellor, please call the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007.
Banks and Utility companies are issuing updates regularly. If you are struggling to pay a loan, or a bill, contact the company directly and ask to speak to someone in the Financial Hardship department. You may be able to negotiate a payment arrangement, or ask for a moratorium (a payment breather).
The Centrelink website has information about payments you may be entitled to. Claims can be made online, using your MyGov login. For more information, go to https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/
For free and general advice on managing your money during these difficult times, visit the Moneysmart website. This site has information on how to manage on a small income, where to get urgent help with money, and what to do when you are having problems with your bills. For more information, go to https://moneysmart.gov.au/