Further support and information

A wide range of organisations and health professionals can help you manage the financial impact of cancer.

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Financial help

National Debt Helpline

Help with debt problems and assistance finding a counsellor from Financial Counselling Australia (FCA)

1800 007 007



Free financial tips and safety checks from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

1300 300 630


Financial Information Service (FIS)

Free, confidential service from the Department of Human Services

132 300

humanservices.gov.au (type “financial information service” in the search box)

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Information about financial planning and help to find a financial planner

1300 337 301


Cancer Council’s Legal, Financial, Small Business and Workplace Referral Service

Program that can connect you with a financial planner or accountant

13 11 20

Government benefits

Department of Human Services

Includes Centrelink and Medicare; financial support for people in need

132 717 (Centrelink)

132 011 (Medicare)

1300 131 060 (early super) humanservices.gov.au

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Help with the cost of prescription medicines


1800 020 613



Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA)

Information about bankruptcy and personal insolvency agreements


1300 364 785


Dispute resolution

Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)

National dispute resolution scheme for all financial services complaints


1800 931 678


Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO)

National complaints resolution scheme for phone or internet services


1800 062 058


Legal advice

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC)

The peak national body for Australia’s community legal centres


02 9264 9595


Cancer Council’s Legal, Financial, Small Business and Workplace Referral Service

Program that can connect you with a lawyer if you need legal advice


13 11 20

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)

NILS – Good Shepherd Microfinance

Information about NILS providers

13 64 57



Australian Taxation Office

Tax information

13 28 65


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