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.

"We're on your side."



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

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

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

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


If you're having problems with debt, your starting point should be the National Debt Helpline.

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

If you need more help, call the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007 to talk to a free phone financial counsellor from anywhere in Australia
(minimum opening hours are 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday).

You can find a free face-to-face financial counsellor on our interactive map here.



FCA Conference - May 2017

More information, as it becomes available, will be on the conference website:



media releases

Finally, gambling credit ban passes Parliament

Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) welcomes amendments to the Interactive Gambling Bill (IGA) that passed through Parliament yesterday. "The online wagering companies will no longer be able


FCA Congratulates CEO Fiona Guthrie

A quote attributed to Chinese philosopher Lau Tzu say "a leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves." This


CBA Commits $900,000 to Support Financial Counselling

Commonwealth Bank has joined forces with Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) to enhance the skills of financial counsellors in identifying and understanding the impact of economic abuse in domestic


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