National Voice for Financial Counselling

Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) is the peak body for financial counsellors in Australia.

People from all walks of life can find themselves with money problems. Financial counsellors are non-judgmental, qualified professionals who provide information, support and advocacy to people in financial difficulty. Working in community organisations, their services are free, independent and confidential.

"Without fees. Without bias. Without judging. We're on your side"



Financial Counselling Australia is a member of the Consumers’ Federation of Australia.

Struggling to pay the mortgage or rent or juggling debts? . . .


Go to our consumer website: 

The site has an online assessment tool, over 50 Fact Sheets and letters you can use to write to creditors.


find a financial counsellor in your state or territory  . . .

A directory of telephone contacts and face-to-face services.

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Registrations for the FCA Confernce and EDR Forum are now open for financial counsellors and invited guests. Click here to register.

  • FCA Conference - Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st May
  • EDR Forum - Thursday 22nd May
  • Jan Pentland Foundation Dinner - evening of Wednesday 21st May

The conference is being held at the Pullman Hotel, Albert Park, Melbourne.




media releases

Financial Counsellors Call on the Federal Government to End Funding Uncertainty

10th April 2014 -  On behalf of financial counselling agencies and financial counsellors, FCA is today calling on the Federal Government to end current funding uncertainty. On 30th June, the e


Charging $120 to go bankrupt? Sadly it's no April fool's joke

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 - Charging struggling Australians a filing fee for bankruptcy is like trying to get blood from a stone. Consumer advocates and financial counselling agencies say the $120 fee, to


Website Audit Demonstrates Importance of Financial Counselling

31st March 2014 -  Financial Counselling Australia has today released its report “Click Here: Who is Referring to Financial Counselling Services?” All of the major banks, a number


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