Learn more and watch your money grow

There are free seminars available that give you useful and unbiased information to help you manage your money.

The Department of Human Services' Financial Information Service (FIS) offers free money seminars in locations all over Australia. Here is more information about their unique service.

Seminar topics

Financial Information Service seminars are for people from all walks of life. And you don't have to be a Centrelink customer to attend.

Here are some of the seminars on offer.

Audience Seminars
For everyone
  • Managing your money
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Borrowing to invest
  • Understanding property investments
  • Understanding managed investments
  • Understanding shares
  • Running your own super fund
  • Protecting your assets
  • Financial planning and choosing a financial planner
  • Estate planning for older Australians
  • Retirement reality and investment choices
  • Working beyond Age Pension age
  • Aged care - fees and charges
For people starting to plan for retirement
  • Creating wealth - getting started
  • Understanding superannuation
For people getting ready for retirement
  • Age Pension and your choices
  • Understanding retirement income streams
For people living in retirement
  • Understanding your pension
  • Accommodation options in retirement

Seminar locations

Find out which seminars are on in your state or territory.

Booking a seminar

To book a seminar call 136 357 or email and include the title, date and location of the seminar you are interested in, plus your phone number.

Other help from the Financial Information Service

The Department of Human Service also has Financial Information Service (FIS) officers that can give you information over the phone or at personal interviews.

FIS officers can help you:

  • Understand your financial situation and start saving for the future
  • Learn more about investing, including shares, property and investments paying interest
  • Explore your options for contributing to superannuation and salary sacrificing
  • Prepare for retirement and consider your income options
  • Understand your options in retirement, including pension and benefits, and planning for residential care

To speak to a FIS officer, call 132 300.

The officer will answer your questions over the phone, if they can, or they may set up an appointment for you to talk face-to-face.

See the Financial Information Service website for more information.

Seminars can help you learn more about how to manage your money and plan for the future.

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Last updated: 14 Feb 2019