Aboriginal Financial Counselling Service (ACFS)

COVID-19 Update: All appointments are phone based appointments.

ALRM the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement provides financial counselling services to Aboriginal People. Our Financial Counsellors work with, and for, Aboriginal people facing financial hardship. Aboriginal Financial Counselling Service (AFCS) has a team of highly qualified financial counsellors, who are more than willing to assist you with your financial needs.

AFCS offers counselling, sources financial assistance, and acts as Advocate. It also provides information on a range of financial areas such as budgeting, housing, Centrelink issues, superannuation in addition to giving financial advice.

You can also receive training on matters relevant to manage their finances. AFCS will enable you to make good financial decisions by providing you with relevant information and access to resources.

AFCS IS A FREE & CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE

AFCS offer the following services:

- Advocate and act for you in financial matters,

- Agency/Service Provider Referrals,

- Dental & Ambulance Waivers (Indigenous),

- Arrange payment plans including Centrelink deductions,

- Budgeting to Manage your Income,

- Centrelink Entitlements, Benefits and Concession Rights,

- Credit and Consumer Rights,

- Difficulties caused by financial problems, e.g. lack of food,

- Discussing debt and credit difficulties and options,

- Funding applications (e.g. Wyatt and No Interest Loan Scheme),

- Housing Trust Support Letter,

- Low Income Support Presentation, and

- Superannuation queries.

AFCS in Port Augusta provides financial counselling services to Aboriginal People around the Port Augusta, Davenport Community, Port Pirie, Whyalla and in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land regions

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