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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.

Financial counselling sector welcomes election pledge to double funding in NSW

March 16, 2023 Financial counselling organisations have welcomed the NSW Government’s pledge to double funding for financial counselling services, if re-elected. This would double the…

Afterpain Day: Consumer groups, financial counsellors warn shoppers about dangers of Afterpay Day

MEDIA RELEASE If you’re thinking of a shopping spree on ‘Afterpay Day’ this week, remember that your splurge can easily become a case of Buy…

‘Genuine sense of purpose’ and ‘nobility of character’: FCA staff member Lynda Edwards named NSW Woman of the Year

MEDIA RELEASE March 10, 2023 Financial Counselling Australia is absolutely delighted that our hugely admired colleague, Lynda Edwards, has been named 2023 NSW Premier’s Woman…

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

The NDH also offers a live chat function for small businesses around Australia and individuals in the ACT, NSW, Tasmania and WA. Just click on the chat bubble at the bottom right of the page to get started.

FCA on Twitter

More than 30,000 First Nations people were harmed by Youpla/ABCF. Now at a critical point, the #SaveSorryBusiness campaign will be in Canberra next Tues for a day of action. Please email Minister [email protected] @consumer_action @DebtMob @choiceaustralia @icansocial

NEWS: One in five Aussies is struggling to pay their telco bills, a new @ACCAN_AU report has found. If you're struggling to meet your telco payments, DO NOT take on more debt - call the FREE National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007 instead.

NEWS: NSW Govt pledges to double funding for financial counselling in NSW, with a promise of an extra $10m, as counsellors are 'run off their feet' in the wake of disasters. #NSWelection #NSWpol @Fin_Rights_CLC

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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