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Getting help

National Debt Helpline (formerly the Financial Counselling Hotline) 1800 007 007

The free helpline is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. When you call this number you will be automatically transferred to the phone service in your state. There is also an online search facility to locate a financial counsellor at the South Australian Financial Counsellors Association.

Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) (formerly ITSA)

Level 9, 80 King William Street ADELAIDE SA 5000

GPO Box 2604 ADELAIDE SA 5001

Telephone: 8112 4300, 1800 882 078

GAMBLING COUNSELLING SERVICES

Gambling Help Services (SA)

Telephone: 8223 4566

Gambling Help Line

Telephone: 1800 858 858

FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICES

Financial counsellors can help you organise your finances, design a personal budget, negotiate with your creditors, explain debt recovery procedures,bankruptcy and other alternatives.

Their services are free.

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement


321-325 King William Street ADELAIDE SA 5000


Telephone: (08) 8113 3777

Anglicare SA, Christies Beach


111 Beach Road CHRISTIES BEACH SA 5165


Telephone: 8186 8900

Northern Community Legal Service


26 John Street SALISBURY SA 5108


Telephone: (08) 8281 6911

Salvation Army - Social Services


39 Florence Street FULLARTON SA 5063


Telephone: (08) 8408 6900

Ucare Gawler Inc


Tod Street GAWLER SA 5118


Telephone: (08) 8522 4522

UnitingCommunities 


10 Pitt Street ADELAIDE SA 5000


Telephone: (08) 8202 5111

UnitingCare Wesley Bowden Inc


77 Gibson Street BOWDEN 5007


Telephone: (08) 8245 7100

DEPARTMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICES

Clients of the Department for Child Protection may be able to receive financial counselling services from the Department for Child Protection. For office locations and contact details visit the Department for Child Protection website.

OTHER TIPS AND TOOLS ON AFFORDABLE LIVING

Money Smart - Commonwealth Government website offering practical information about a range of issues

Doing it Tough- information from lenders about how to deal with financial harship

Getting help  :  Last Revised: Fri Jan 18th 2019
The content of the Law Handbook is made available as a public service for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice. See Disclaimer for details. For free and confidential legal advice in South Australia call 1300 366 424.