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Below is a list of financial services, including financial counselling, planning and advice services. If you can’t find local financial support services for your area, there is a list of state and national financial support services at the bottom of this page.
ParentsNext is a pre-employment program aimed at parents with young children. The program works with parents in assisting them to identify and reach their education and employment goals.
Support through ParentsNext might include:
Financial Solutions Geraldton advisers experience in the following:
Provide a full range of financial planning, taxation and legal services. These include investments, risk insurance, superannuation and self-managed superannuation, estate planning, retirement and aged care planning, business advice and inter-generational financial planning.
This Service provides free information, options and support to those who are experiencing difficulties with money.
Financial Counsellors can:
This service does not provide financial advice in regards to investments.
Our workers can support community members and their families with money management.
They can help you to:
If you find yourself in difficult circumstances, you can access short-term financial assistance in the form of food parcels and vouchers.
Emergency relief helps people to address their immediate basic needs in times of financial crisis or hardship through material or financial aid (e.g. vouchers, clothes and food parcels). Support is offered in a way that maintains the dignity of individuals and families and encourages self-reliance. As well as financial and material support, we also link people with services in the community to help them address the challenges that are affecting their financial wellbeing.
Emergency Relief is available every Tuesday morning in Geraldton and Carnarvon as well as every Thursday morning in Geraldton by appointment only. Please telephone at 8:00am on the day Emergency Relief is available to arrange an appointment.
Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge provides safe and supported accommodation for women with or without children who are escaping family violence or are at risk of being homeless as a result of crisis.
Chrysalis House also provides services for children. A child support worker works with children to reduce the harmful effects of family violence, including availability of crèche services. Chrysalis House can accommodate children and youth up to the age of 18 years with appropriate recreation activities available.
Emergency relief in the form of:
Support through payments and services while you are looking for work or doing approved studies to help you find and keep a job.
To get this you must:
A payment for farming families in financial hardship.
To get this you must:
National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. Their financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.
Your Toolkit is a free comprehensive online financial toolkit that is designed to help women facing domestic and family violence and financial abuse on their journey to more independent, confident and safe lives. Their website includes information on:
ASIC’s MoneySmart website is for all Australians – young or old, rich or poor, investing or paying off debt.
They offer free, independent guidance. They have smart tips on dealing with the ups and downs of life:
WAConnect is an online directory where users can search for food relief, financial counsellors and emergency accomodation among other services.
No Interest Loans (NILS) provide individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit.
Loans are available for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines, car repairs and medical procedures for up to $1,500. Repayments are set at an affordable amount over 12 to 18 months.
StepUp is a low interest loan for people on low incomes who have difficulty accessing credit from a bank. You can borrow from $800 – $3,000 with up to three years to pay it back. There are no fees. Loans can be used for items such as:
*Loans cannot be used for cash, debt consolidation, holidays or bills