Financial Counselling

Lutheran Community Care offers a free, confidential financial counselling service.  A Financial Counsellor is a person who can assist you with a range of services relating to personal finances.   These include providing information and assistance about:

  • Financial rights and responsibilities
  • Budgeting and money management
  • Negotiating with creditors and others
  • Debts and the debt recovery processes
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy options
  • Hardship applications if your situation has changed.

Our qualified financial counsellors will help you:

  • Ensure you are receiving all your concessions and entitlements
  • Manage your money
  • Deal with a summons
  • Prioritise bills and debts
  • Deal with debt issues
  • Negotiate with creditors
  • Work out a budget or a payment plan
  • By referring you to agencies who can help you make informed choices.

Appointments are essential
We offer Financial Counselling appointments at the following locations:

Alice Springs

55A Gap Road
Alice Springs NT 0871
Monday-Friday, 9.00am-4.00pm
Tel: 08 8953 5160

Blair Athol

309 Prospect Road
Blair Athol SA 5084
Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm
Tel: 08 8269 9300

Davoren Park

Peachey Place Living Skills Centre
20 Heytesbury Road
Davoren Park SA 5113
Monday-Friday, 9.00am-4.30pm
Tel: 08 7070 6711

Elizabeth Vale

Lyell McEwin Hospital
Haydown Road
Elizabeth Vale SA 5112
Fridays, 10.00am-1.00pm
Tel: 08 7070 6711 

Gawler

Covering the areas of Eden Valley, Evanston, Freeling, Greenock, Hewett, Hillier, Kapunda, Kudla, Lyndoch, Mallalla, Moculta, Mt Pleasant, Nuriootpa, Penrice, Port Gawler, Roseworthy, Springton, Stockwell, Tanunda, Templers, Two Wells, Wasleys, Wild Horse Plains, Willaston and Williamstown

Zion Lutheran Church

22 Cowan Street
Gawler SA 5118
Tuesdays, 9.00am-1.00pm
Tel: 08 8562 2688 

Ingle Farm

Ingle Farm Primary School
2 Belalie Road
Ingle Farm SA 5098
Wednesdays, 9.00am-5.00pm
Tel: 08 8269 9300

Modbury

Housing SA
100 Reservoir Road
Modbury SA 5092
Thursdays, 9.00am-5.00pm
Tel: 08 8269 9300

Nuriootpa

Covering the areas of Eden Valley, Evanston, Freeling, Greenock, Hewett, Hillier, Kapunda, Kudla, Lyndoch, Mallalla, Moculta, Mt Pleasant, Nuriootpa, Penrice, Port Gawler, Roseworthy, Springton, Stockwell, Tanunda, Templers, Two Wells, Wasleys, Wild Horse Plains, Willaston and Williamstown

22 Second Street
Nuriootpa SA 5355
Tuesday from 2.00-4.30pm
Wednesday-Friday from 9.00am-4.30pm 
Tel: 08 8562 2688 

Salisbury

The Ark Lutheran Church
10 Waterloo Corner Road
Salisbury SA 5108
Mondays, 10.00am-1.00pm
Tel: 08 7070 6711

Northern Community Legal Service
26 John Street
Salisbury SA 5108
Wednesdays, 9.00am-4.30pm
Tel: 08 7070 6711 

Salisbury North

Bagster Road Community Centre
17 Bagster Road
Salisbury North SA 5108
Tuesday and Thursday, 9.00am-4.30pm
Tel: 08 7070 6711 

 

To make the most of your appointment please bring the following with you to your appointment:

Identification:

  • Driver's licence or
  • Centrelink card

Income details:

  • Salary/wage pay slips 

Bills:

  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Water or Council Rates
  • Store accounts or credit cards
  • Rent or mortgage
  • Telephone and mobile
  • Loan contracts
  • Bank statements
  • Letters of demand
  • Court actions
  • Fines

Receipts:

  • Groceries
  • Take away food
  • Transport
  • Rental items

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Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia (ITSA)

In order to make essential information about personal insolvency and ITSA’s services more accessible, ITSA now has a range of information available in languages other than English.

Their recently translated products will make it easier for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to access information. 

The following publications are now available in Vietnamese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Turkish, Greek, Italian, Arabic and Spanish

• PPSR fact sheet

• Your options to deal with unmanageable debt fact sheet

• Voluntary bankruptcy information (page 11 – 20) (an excerpt from the booklet Personal Insolvency Information for Debtors)

• Prescribed information – your options to deal with unmanageable debt

• Complaints handling procedure fact sheet

• Resolving complaints about trustees and administrators fact sheet

• Client Service Charter