Resources to help you out
Tools and services to help you manage your money
Doing it tough: Helpful Financial information from the (Australian Bankers' Association)
Davidson Institute:, named after Sir Alfred Davidson, the pioneer of Westpac financial education, offers a range of money management topics for individuals, businesses, not for profit organisation and community groups.
MoneySmart: An Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) initiative offering tips and tools to help make the most of your money
Financial Literacy: a basic guide to learn how to manage your finances
Free community support and counselling services
National Debt Helpline: developed by financial counsellors, this site has simple step-by-step guides explaining how to fix common debt problems. If you need more help, call 1800 007 007 to speak to a free and independent financial counsellor.
Salvation Army Doorways Program: We have joined together with the Salvation Army to provide you with tools and information to assist you in taking action early to manage your finances.
Family and Domestic Violence Support: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) is a 24-hour hotline providing help for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and / or sexual assault.
Beyondblue: : For information on depression and anxiety and where to get help.
Government support services
Human Services (Centrelink): Information about Federal Government initiatives and eligibility
Job Access: helps people with disability, employers, service providers and the community to access information about services, financial assistance and workplace solutions.
Find Unclaimed Money: Simple search tools to find unclaimed money from banks, shares and investments and life insurance policies.
For small business support:
Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Small Business Assist: If you can’t pay your tax on time, get in contact with the ATO as early as possible to find a solution before the debt becomes unmanageable.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO): Help for small business experiencing short term financial difficulty.
Small business help line: Established by the Australian government to provide one-on-one financial support. Call 13 28 46.