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Financial Counselling

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

Financial counsellors provide a free, confidential and independent service.

Financial Counsellors can:

  • Help you organise your finances and do a budget

  • Suggest ways to improve your financial situation

  • See if you are eligible for government assistance

  • Negotiate repayment arrangements with your creditors

  • Explain your options and their consequences, including debt recovery procedures, bankruptcy and other alternatives

  • Help you apply for a hardship variation

  • Refer you to other services, for example, a gambling helpline, family support, personal counselling or community legal aid

Financial counsellors can also help with the following problems:

  • Debts that you are struggling to pay

  • Threatening letters or harassment by debt collectors

  • Debt recovery through the courts

  • House eviction, disconnection of gas, electricity, phone etc.

  • Uninsured car accidents, taxation debts and unpaid fines

If you are having financial difficulties, contact a financial counsellor as soon as possible. They can help you come up with a plan to sort out your money problems.

To make an appointment

Call (08) 6253 9500

Monday to Friday

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sussex Street provides this service to people in the Town of Victoria Park, including suburbs of Victoria Park, East Victoria Park, Bentley, Lathlain St James and Carlisle.

This service is funded through the Western Australian Department of Community Development.



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