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An Australia
with fewer people
in financial hardship

An Australia
with fewer people
in financial hardship

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

FCA is the national voice for the financial counselling profession in Australia. It is a not-for-profit organisation that:

  • Provides resources and support for financial counsellors;
  • Advocates for a fairer marketplace;
  • Works to raise the profile of financial counsellors;
  • Advocates to increase access to financial counselling; and
  • Works to improve hardship processes for people in financial difficulty.

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Financial counsellors dismayed as bill to axe safe lending tabled just before Christmas

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Juggling bills and debts?

for free

The website has step-by-step guides explaining how to fix common debt problems


Call the Helpline to speak to a financial counsellor

Help for Small Businesses

To find a financial counselling agency in your area

FCA on Twitter

There's currently a record number of job vacancies in Australia, but the 'odds are stacked' against the unemployed. There remains 3.7 unemployed people for each vacancy, at the same time government support is being wound back. #RaiseTheRateForGood @ACOSS

There is just 1 job vacancy available for every 9 people without a job or enough hours. We need politicians to hear from you about the struggle of looking for paid work #RaisetheRateforGood

“I was made redundant as a travel consultant. My husband's contract was not renewed. We've been able to get by because we reluctantly drew on our super. I don't know how we will manage if JobSeeker goes back to the pre-COVID rate.” - Hayley, NSW.  #RaisetheRateforGood

The FCA conference attracts a wide variety of high-profile and respected speakers, including Australian leaders, consumer advocates, politicians, regulators and industry representatives. We’re not afraid to try new things and have a reputation for a fast-moving and creative conference.

Financial Counselling at work

74% avoid legal action
69% are more positive about the future
66% resolve their financial difficulties
63% improve their mental wellbeing
53% avoid bankruptcy
45% improve their physical health
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