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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FCA Conference - May 2019

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

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.



Our newest project 'A Day In The Life' is off to a great start.

We are inviting all federal politicians to spend 'a day in the life' with a financial counselling agency in their electorate. This is a unique opportunity to see what a financial counsellor does and understand the challenges facing peoople when they're stuggling with bills and debts.  

To register your interest either as an MP or an agency please email us:

Here what one MP had to say
"This program is invaluable."


media releases

FCA welcomes Senate Inquiry into Predatory and Other Lenders

FCA welcomes today’s news that the Senate will be holding an inquiry into businesses that target people in financial difficulty, often causing harm in the process. Financial counsello


Consumer Groups Respond to Resignation of ASIC Deputy Chair

The Consumer Action Law Centre, Financial Counselling Australia and CHOICE have responded to the news of ASIC Deputy Chair Peter Kell’s resignation by calling for the Government to ensure tha


Court orders payment for financial counselling services

Court orders payment for financial counselling services For the first time ever, a Federal Court judgment has allowed for a ‘payment for financial counselling’ to su


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