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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.

Escare – Esperance Financial Counselling Service

Esperance Financial Counselling Service primarily targets families on low incomes, facing financial difficulties. This is a free holistic service assisting people to gain financial knowledge and control of their lives.

The service has run workshops such as ‘Money Matters’, a financial management workshop, including topics such as, understanding paperwork, goal setting, credit, debts and budgets.

Financial Counselling can help you to:

  • Learn different ways to spend and save money
  • Prepare personal and family budgets
  • Talk to creditors
  • Negotiate payments/loans
  • Reduce financial stress
  • Choose options to reduce debts
  • Make appropriate referrals
  • Bankruptcy options
  • Provide financial education
  • Ensure you are receiving eligable rebates and subsidies
  • Applications for No Interest Loan Scheme(NILS)
  • Applications Step Up Loans
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Dowerin Community Resource Centre

Dowerin CRC offers a Centrelink/Medicare access point. They have a government computer for use and also have faxing available. All these services are free of charge for government services.

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Desert Blue Connect – Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge

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.

Services include:

  • Safe, secure crisis accommodation for up to three weeks
  • Development of safety plans
  • Practical and emotional assistance and support
  • Outreach support services
  • Information and advocacy
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Links to housing, income, legal and medical services

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.

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Derby Service Centre

Services our staff can help you with:

  • Centrelink

Services you can access using our self-service terminals:

  • Medicare
  • Centrelink
  • Child Support
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Dalwallinu Access Point

Services include:

  • Use internet enabled computers and printers
  • Access free Wi-Fi without a password
  • Get brochures and fact sheets
  • Call us using the phone provided
  • Use the phone claiming service
  • Get reply paid Medicare envelopes
  • Scan, copy, print and upload documents
  • Verify identity documents Get help to set up and access digital services
  • Get help with general questions about our payments and services
  • Get a referral to other services.

At an Agent you can also:

  • Get help to set up and access digital services
  • Get help with general questions about our payments and services
  • Get a referral to other services.
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CWA of WA Sir James Mitchell Fund

The Sir James Mitchell Fund is used to assist those who may need a helping hand. Applications for assistance are considered on an individual basis and are completely confidential. Assistance is in the form of IGA food cards, health expenses and other general assistance. It does not assist with whitegoods, rental bonds and arrears, utility bills (electricity, gas, water etc), car registration/maintenance, travel or funeral expenses.

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Country Financial Direction

Provides various kind of financial services. Services include :
  • Budgeting
  • Investments
  • Superannuation
  • Self Managed Super Funds
  • Retirement Planning, Estate Planning
  • Creating Wealth
  • Insurances
  • Debt Management Analysis
  • Cash-flow coaching.
They provide personal service and advice which is tailored to your specific needs.
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Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provide information and referral, a low-cost legal advice service on a wide range of issues, and a mediation service.

Their services include:

  • Free information on a wide range of issue
  • Low-cost Legal Advice
  • Low-cost mediation and dispute resolution
  • Free Tax Help (July – October)
  • Assistance with WA NILS (No Interest Loan Scheme) Applications
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Probate Assistance
  • Preparation of Family Court documents
  • Letters of Administration
  • Wills
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Guardianship
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Centrecare Kalgoorlie – Financial Counselling Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Surrounds

This service assists individuals and families on low incomes, experiencing financial difficulties. The service works with clients to resolve financial crises such as the risk of legal action, loss of essential services or eviction. It offers information, conducts assessments and will provide options and support to assist consumers to address identified problems and manage their financial situation more effectively.

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Bunbury Service Centre

Centrelink delivers a range of government payments and services for retirees, the unemployed, families, carers, parents, people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians, students, apprentices and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and provides services at times of major change.
 
Services the staff can help you with:
• Centrelink
• Medicare
Services you can access using our self-service terminals:
• Medicare
• Centrelink
• Child Support
 
Self Service Line call 136 240 to:
 
• Check payment information, such as past and future payments
• Update your family income estimate
• Complete your Rent Assistance review
• Apply for an advance payment
• Hear your Working Credit or Income Bank balance.
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