Financial Counselling

Mob Strong Debt Help

Mob Strong Debt Help is a free nationwide legal advice and financial counselling service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff out of the Financial Rights Legal Centre, Mob Strong Debt Help specialises in consumer financers (such as credit cards, pay day loans and car loans), banking, debt recovery, and insurance (including car, home, life and funeral insurance).

They have information on a list of topics including:

- Energy & Water

- Phone & Internet

- Money Problems

- Debt

- Funeral Products

- Car Problems

- Housing

- Super & Insurance

You can call the Mob Strong Debt Helpline on 1800 808 488, 9am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.

Accomodation Support

Kurlana Tampawardli

Housing and return-to-country support for those visiting Adelaide from remote communities, and for tenants of Housing SA.


Kurlana Tampawardli is dedicated to providing accommodation support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and families in need while they are in Adelaide. Their services primarily focus on assisting families, couples with children, and individuals from remote and regional communities who are at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Key services provided by Kurlana Tampawardli include:

- Short-Term Crisis Accommodation: Offering immediate housing solutions to those facing urgent housing crises.

- Transitional Housing: Providing temporary housing options to support individuals and families in transitioning to more permanent accommodation.

- Community Outreach Services: Engaging with the community through outreach initiatives to identify and address housing needs.

- Returning to Country Assistance: Assisting individuals in returning to their home communities, if desired.

- Case Management Support: Providing personalized case management to guide and support clients in their housing journey.

Additionally, Kurlana Tampawardli offers support to Aboriginal individuals who are tenants of the SA Housing Authority and are at risk of overcrowding or disruption caused by visiting friends and family.

For direct assistance, please contact Kurlana Tampawardli using the phone number provided below or visit their website to request a call back.

Kurlana Tampawardli is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Adelaide, ensuring they have access to safe and stable accommodation.



Knowmore provides free and independent legal advice for survivors of child sexual abuse.

knowmore started work in 2013, supporting people to provide information to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Since 2013 knowmore has supported many survivors of child sexual abuse and the Stolen Generations. Discover the work they have done with survivors since their inception.


- Legal Advice and Assistance

- Financial Counselling

- Support Services

- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support

knowmore offers free legal advice and support to survivors of child sexual abuse. They help survivors consider their options about compensation, redress and other legal issues related to abuse.

Talking about abuse can be difficult and may cause distress. Their team includes specialist support workers who are experienced in speaking with survivors of sexual abuse.

Their financial counselling team provides advice to survivors about their rights and options in receiving and protecting their National Redress Scheme payments.


Aboriginal Sobriety Group Boxing Club

The Colin Betty Gym & Boxing Club provides mixed gender training sessions which is run by a team of experienced volunteers.

Anyone can be a member of the gym with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people welcome.

The service is provided at a low cost, which can be found on their website or calling the service directly.


Aboriginal Sobriety Group

A not-for-profit organisation providing care and support to Aboriginal people, individuals, families and communities who wish to lead a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.

This service provides healing pathways away from grief, loss, trauma and abusive lives whilst practising Aboriginal culture, custom, tradition and spirituality.

Services include homelessness assistance, crisis accommodation. Mobile Assistance Patrol (MAP) transport, rehabilitation, support and outreach programs.

Homelessness Services

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People Homelessness Service Provider Directory

Many of these organisations offer a range of community support and information services in addition to the specific homelessness programs.



13YARN [Thirteen YARN] is the first national crisis support line for First Nations Peoples who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. They offer a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter who can provide crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 13YARN empowers our community with the opportunity to yarn without judgement and provide a culturally safe space to speak about their needs, worries or concerns.

If you, or someone you know, are feeling worried or no good, we encourage you to connect with 13YARN on 13 92 76 (24 hours/7 days) and talk with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter.

Key Points about 13YARN

- First national support line for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in crisis.

- They listen without judgement

- Confidential and anonymous

- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporters

- Available 24/7 across the country and accessible by any phone in Australia

- Culturally Safe Space

- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led service management team


DSSA Aboriginal Connection Program

The Aboriginal Connection Program aims to assist Aboriginal people with alcohol and other drug use issues and complex needs in the inner city and metropolitan areas of Adelaide. The program uses an assessment, case planning and case work approach in transitioning clients through the relevant alcohol and other drug use interventions and treatment stages (including assessment, detoxification, and rehabilitation).

Referrals to the Aboriginal Connection Program may be accepted for consideration if the client is assessed and meets the criteria for a multi-agency intervention through the Adelaide Zero Project – Inner City Community of Practice initiative meeting.

Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm

Money & Finances

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) serves, partners, and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their future.

IBA invests and supports in individuals, families, and communities in the areas of business, assets and investment, and home ownership.

Go to the website for more information.