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.
DEPARTMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICES
If you are a client of the Department for Child Protection, they may be able to provide you with financial counselling services at one of their offices:
OTHER TIPS AND TOOLS ON AFFORDABLE LIVING
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
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