Getting help

National Debt Helpline (formerly the Financial Counselling Hotline)  1800 007 007 

The free helpline is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. When you call this number you will be automatically transferred to the phone service in your state. There is also an online search facility to locate a financial counsellor at the South Australian Financial Counsellors Association.

Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) (formerly ITSA)

Level 9, 80 King William Street ADELAIDE SA 5000

GPO Box 2604 ADELAIDE SA 5001

Telephone: 8112 4300, 1800 882 078

Gambling Counselling Services

Gambling Help Services (SA)

Telephone: 8223 4566

Gambling Help Line

Telephone: 1800 858 858

Financial Counselling Services

Financial counsellors can help you organise your finances, design a personalbudget, negotiate with your creditors, explain debt recovery procedures,bankruptcy and other alternatives. 

Their services are free.

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
321-325 King William Street ADELAIDE SA 5000
Telephone: (08) 8113 3777
Anglicare SA
Anglicare SA, Christies Beach
111 Beach Road CHRISTIES BEACH SA 5165
Telephone: 8186 8900


The Old Rectory, Salisbury
4-6 Church Street SALISBURY SA 5108
Telephone: (08) 8409 3670
Northern Community Legal Centre
26 John Street SALISBURY SA 5108
Telephone: (08) 8281 6911
Salvation Army - Social Services
39 Florence Street FULLARTON SA 5063
Telephone: (08) 8408 6900
Tod Street GAWLER SA 5118
Telephone: (08) 8522 4522
10 Pitt Street ADELAIDE SA 5000
Telephone: (08) 8202 5111
UnitingCare Wesley Bowden Inc
77 Gibson Street BOWDEN 5007
Telephone: (08) 8245 7100


If you are a client of Families SA, they may be able to provide you with financial counselling services at one of their offices:


Money Smart - Commonwealth Government website offering practical information about a range of issues

Doing it Tough - information from lenders about how to deal with financial harship

Getting help  :  Last Revised: Wed Dec 7th 2016
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