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Resources to help you out

For helpful information, tools and services to help you manage your money

Doing it tough: Helpful Financial information from the (Australian Bankers' Association).

Davidson Institute: Named after Sir Alfred Davidson, the pioneer of Westpac financial education, offers a range of money management topics for individuals, businesses, not for profit organisations and community groups.

MoneySmart: An Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) initiative offering tips and tools to help make the most of your money.

MoneySmart - Women’s money toolkit: A toolkits specifically to help Australia women manage their finances, make money decisions at key life stages and enhance their financial wellbeing.

Free community support and counselling services

National Debt Helpline- developed by financial counsellors, this site has simple step-by-step guides explaining how to fix common debt problems. If you need more help, call 1800 007 007 to speak to a free and independent financial counsellor.

Salvation Army Doorways Program: We have joined together with the Salvation Army to provide you with tools and information to assist you in taking action early to manage your finances.

Family and Domestic Violence Support: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) is a 24-hour hotline providing help for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and / or sexual assault.

Beyondblue: For information on depression and anxiety and where to get help.

For government support services

Human Services (Centrelink): Information about Federal Government initiatives and eligibility 

Job Access: helps people with disability, employers, service providers and the community to access information about services, financial assistance and workplace solutions.

Find unclaimed money: Simple search tools to find unclaimed money from banks, shares and investments and life insurance policies.

For small business support

Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Small Business Assist: If you can’t pay your tax on time, get in contact with the  ATO as early as possible to find a solution before the debt becomes unmanageable.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO): Help for small business experiencing short term financial difficulty.

Small business help line: Established by the Australian government to provide one-on-one financial support. Call 13 28 46.