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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.

Southern Cross Access Point

At an Agent and Access Point you can access all of the following services:

  • 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.

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.

Southern Cross Public Library

Services include:

  • Computer & internet access
  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) access point
  • CV writing
  • Resumes
  • State Government information access point

Wongan Hills Accounting & Tax

Accounting, taxation and consulting services include:

  • Personal Income Tax preparation
  • Financial Statements preparation and Business Tax Returns
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) – rollovers, exemptions and planning
  • Self Managed Super Fund Compliance
  • Estate and Succession Planning
  • Tax Planning and Minimisation
  • Tax Effective Strategies (Negative gearing, superannuation etc)
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Retirement Planning (Including Centrelink Applications)

Wongan Hills Community Resource Centre

Services include:

  • Department of Transport Agency
  • A well stocked library, e-Resources, wi-fi access, public computers
  • A Broadband for Seniors kiosk
  • Printing, secretarial and graphic design services (including large format printing)
  • Trans WA booking service
  • Access point for Medicare, Centrelink and Government Website
  • Community Development support (grants, capacity and skills building)

Wunan – Financial Capability Services

Financial Capability Services help Aboriginal people to develop longer-term capacity to budget and manage money. Their Financial Capability workers deliver financial literacy education and support, including community workshops, information and coaching, one-on-one budgeting assistance, and providing support to clients every step of the way.

Joongari House

Assists individuals and families experiencing financial crisis to address their financial situation through the provision of counselling- advocacy- referral and the Hardship Utility Grant Scheme (HUGS).

Wunan – Money Mentor

The Indigenous Money Mentor delivers financial literacy education to improve the financial wellbeing of clients, including providing assistance to tenants in budgeting, financial literacy and accessing microfinance products. Wunan’s Indigenous Money Mentor can also help identify barriers to people reaching financial independence and act as an advocate for Transitional Housing Program participants.

Ngunga Women’s Group – Financial Counselling

NWG Financial Counselling services assists individuals and families to maximise income and rationalise expenditure to make informed decisons about financial problems. They assist with food supplies when people are experiencing difficulties and require urgent assistance.

Ngunga has a Memorandum of Understanding with Woolworths, this is the Second BITE Program. This allows them to obtain perishable goods and damaged stock from Woolworths which is then provided to the people in need.

Marra Worra Worra Fitzroy Financial Counselling

The Fitzroy Financial Counselling Service provides a range of help to members such as providing financial support and counselling services to individuals with regard to their banking, tax, small loans and saving needs;

  • Accounting services and Budgeting
  • Financial Community Management (networking with other agencies)
  • Superannuation enquiries and payout
  • Negotiation with creditors – loans and credit cards
  • NILS loans (all banking issues)
  • Referrals – legal advice to provide information, DCP, Police Centrelink
  • Water Corp – paying debt and providing education to reduce water bills
  • Department of Corrections – helping clients with family on parole
  • The administration of Community owned Chuck in Accounts

Centacare – Homelesness Support

Centacare Kimberley offers support to people who are homeless, or are highly at risk of becoming homeless in Broome and Derby. Homelessness is where you don’t have a stable or secure place to live, so includes people who are living in overcrowded family homes. All people over the age of 25 are eligible for support. The focus of the three Homelessness services is to support individuals, couples and families to achieve the goal of obtaining and then maintaining long term stable housing in the Public Housing system, or, the private rental market.

The Derby service can work with any person who is Homeless, but does have a focus on supporting women and children who are escaping Domestic Violence to secure long term housing.

Homelessness Services offer a holistic response that can support people to overcome multiple life challenges, and are able to provide support in the areas of:

  • Applying for housing;
  • Access to short and medium term accommodation options
  • Referrals to specialist and mainstream services
  • Advocacy and support
  • Access to education, training and employment
  • Life & independent living skills development
  • Access to Financial advice and Material aid
  • Mentoring and positive role modelling
  • Tenancy information, advice and support

 

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