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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.

Services Australia – Crisis Payment

A one-off payment if you’ve experienced an extreme circumstance and are in severe financial hardship.
 
To get any of these payments, you must meet all of the following:
 
• Be in severe financial hardship
• Get, or, be eligible for an income support payment or ABSTUDY Living Allowance
• Be experiencing an extreme circumstance.
To be eligible, you must be experiencing 1 of the following:
• You or someone you’re caring for are required to quarantine or self-isolate due to COVID-19
• You’ve experienced an incident of family and domestic violence
• You’ve had to leave your home because of a natural or other disaster not covered by a disaster relief payment
• You’ve arrived in Australia as a Humanitarian Entrant for the first time
• You were released from prison or psychiatric confinement.
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Salvation Army Geraldton – Doorways (Emergency Relief)

If you find yourself in difficult circumstances, you can access short-term financial assistance in the form of food parcels and vouchers. Please call to make an appointment.
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Rural West

Rural Financial Counselling Services WA (RFCS WA) services are available to:

  • All types of farming including livestock, grain, fruit and vegetables
  • Professional fishing
  • Forestry
  • Small rural businesses that support these industries, such as fencing, harvesting, spraying or stock management contracting.
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Safety Net Financial Services

Services include:

  • Investments strategies (strategic asset allocation
  • Budget and cash flow management
  • Debt management (including borrowing for personal purposes)
  • Salary packaging
  • Superannuation strategies and retirement planning
  • Personal insurance
  • Centrelink and other government benefits
  • Ongoing advice and services, including regular portfolio reviews
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Regional Alliance West – MoneyBusiness

They can support community members and their families with money management.
 
They can help you to:
 
• Work out your money goals
• Create a budget
• Put money aside for special occasions
• Understand banking and finance
• Use the Internet to manage your money
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Regional Alliance West – Emergency Relief

If you are a Geraldton resident and have an emergency that can be solved with a small payment, we may be able to assist.
 
Emergency Relief can be used for:
 
• Food
• Accommodation
• Utilities
• Medical
• Other
 
Recurring assistance will be referred to MoneyBusiness.
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Regional Alliance West – Financial Assistance

Emergency Relief: If you are a Geraldton resident and have an emergency that can be solved with a small payment, we may be able to assist.
Emergency Relief can be used for:
• Food
• Accommodation
• Utilities
• Medical
• Other
 
Financial Counselling: This Service provides free information, options and support to those who are experiencing difficulties with money.
Financial Counsellors can:
• Help to organise a budget
• Explain what to do if you can’t pay bills, debts or fines
• Assist with working out payment arrangements with creditors
• Inform you of Government assistance and entitlements
• Advocate for you if you want to challenge a decision that affects you
• Explain options regarding bankruptcy • HUGS – Hardship Utility Grant Schemes
 
MoneyBusiness: Their workers can support community members and their families with money management.
To help you:
• Work out your money goals
• Create a budget
• Put money aside for special occasions
• Understand banking and finance
• Use the Internet to manage your money
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Precept Financial Service

Precept Financial Services are financial advisors providing advice in:

  • Superannuation,
  • Investments,
  • Personal life insurance
  • Income protection

They can help you:

  • Identify goals
  • Consider opportunities and risks
  • Bridge the gap
  • Bring plans to life
  • Staying on track
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Pilbara Community Legal Service – Financial Counselling

The Financial Counselling service is offered to both high and low income earners. It services to the people of the Pilbara from all four of our offices in Karratha, Roebourne, Hedland and Newman.
 
It is non-judgmental, confidential and free. Information, support and advocacy is provided to assist clients to address identified financial problems and manage financial situations more effectively.
 
PLCS Financial Counsellor’s assist with:
• Helping to manage debts (rent, water, power, car loans etc.)
• Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
• Disputes with Creditors
• Budget plans to assist with managing money more effectively
• Information on consumer rights and obligations
• Information on bankruptcy
• Accessing superannuation for hardship relief
• Government agency assistance (Centrelink, Housing Authority etc.)
• Information on concession and rebate entitlements
• Referrals to government or non-government services
• Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
• Disputes with Creditors
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Pilbara Community Legal Service

The Financial Counselling service is offered to both high and low income earners. It is non-judgmental, confidential and free. Information, support and advocacy is provided to assist clients to address identified financial problems and manage financial situations more effectively.

PLCS Financial Counsellor’s assist with:

  • Helping to manage debts (rent, water, power, car loans etc.)
  • Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
  • Disputes with Creditors
  • Budget plans to assist with managing money more effectively
  • Information on consumer rights and obligations
  • Information on bankruptcy
  • Accessing superannuation for hardship relief
  • Government agency assistance (Centrelink, Housing Authority etc.)
  • Information on concession and rebate entitlements
  • Referrals to government or non-government services
  • Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
  • Disputes with Creditors
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