The Australian Government’s Department of Human Services delivers social and health-related payments as well as services such as Centrelink and Medicare to people including migrants, refugees and visitors, families, older people, carers, people with disabilities, job seekers, and others in need of financial assistance.
This free service provides financial counselling through community organisations, community legal centres and some government agencies.
Provides access to financial counsellors with extensive knowledge of a range of law and policy areas, including consumer credit law, debt enforcement practices, bankruptcy, industry hardship policies and government concession frameworks.
Lessons in financial literacy and financial counselling services are available through:
People seeking emergency relief or immediate financial assistance may wish to contact the following organisations:
Legal Aid has produced a fact sheets about a range of subjects including financial matters.