Victoria - How to manage money

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Financial advice over the phone

Financial Information Service

This is a free service that helps you to make informed decisions about your finances and plan for your future financial needs. Financial Services Officers can talk to you over the phone or in person to explain different financial products and roles, and how to increase your retirement income. Find out how to contact the service and talk with a Financial Services Officer

National Debt Helpline

This is a free service that helps people deal with debt. You can talk with professional financial counsellors to get advice about your finances or any problems you have with debt: call 1800 007 007. Learn more about the National Debt Helpline and what they can offer, before you call

Money management information

Financial decision making for people with disability

Public guardians can be appointed to make financial decisions for people that have a decision-making disability. Find out how a public guardian in Victoria can help with financial decision making

Manage Your Money

This Services Australia webpage has information and tips to help you manage your money and achieve your financial goals at different times in your life. Explore the Manage your money website to learn how to budget, deal with debt and build savings

Moneysmart

Moneysmart is a website that provides practical information and tools to help you to manage your money better at all stages of your life. Visit Moneysmart to read about banking, budgeting, credit, loans, investment and super

NDIS supports

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you

Support for new migrants

Managing your finances

Information for new migrants about managing your finances. Learn about financial support services in Australia for new migrants