Financial Counselling Service

Anglicare provides FREE, independent, non-judgemental and confidential financial counselling throughout Tasmania.

Our counsellors are qualified and professional.  They can help you organise your budget, suggest ways to manage any debt you have and refer you to other useful services. They can also advise on consumer credit law, debt enforcement practices, bankruptcy, industry hardship policies and government concessions.

Call the national helpline on 1800 007 007 and you will be transferred to a Financial Counsellor in Tasmania.

Ring 1800 007 007

How can our Financial Counsellors help you?

Help you create a personal budget

Are you worried about how you will cover the cost of living now or in the future? Our counsellors can assist you with one-to-one budget coaching.   This includes updating your current budget or helping you create a brand new one.

Help you with debt management and planning

If you have  issues with paying your bills our counsellors can help you by:

  • explaining your options for dealing with your outstanding bills
  • negotiating with people you owe money to
  • explaining your rights and responsibilities as a consumer
  • helping you access your superannuation
  • giving you information about bankruptcy and its alternatives
  • refer you to legal services if needed.

 

This service is FREE and fully funded by the National Department of Social Services and Tasmanian Department of Communities.

What is financial counselling and what can it do for you?

What's Next?

1

Call the National Helpline

To speak to one of our financial counsellors just ring the National Helpline on 1800 007 007.

If you would prefer to chat to a counsellor online there is a live chat service on the national debt website www.ndh.org.au

You can speak to someone on the phone number or chat Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm

2

Referral to Anglicare Tasmania

The National Helpline will pass on your details to one of our financial counsellors.

Our counsellor will then contact you to arrange your first meeting either in person or over the phone.

3

Meet with one of our Financial Counsellors

You can talk to one of our financial counsellors over the telephone weekdays between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm or meet with them at one of our state-wide offices.

State-wide office locations

South

We have offices located at:

Our counsellors also regularly visit the outer suburbs and rural communities in Tasmania and the Tasmanian prisons.

North

We have an office located at:

Our counsellors also regularly visit the outer suburbs and rural communities in Tasmania and the Tasmanian prisons.

North West

We have offices located at:

Our counsellors also regularly visit the outer suburbs and rural communities in Tasmania and the Tasmanian prisons.

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Funding

The Financial Counselling Service is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Visit dss.gov.au for more information. This service is also supported by the Crown through the Department of Communities Tasmania.

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