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

Financial Counselling Australia

Information about financial counselling and help to find a counsellor


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

Financial Information Service (FIS)

Free, confidential service from the Department of Human Services to help with investment and financial decisions

  • 132 300 (say ‘Financial Information Service’)
  • humanservices.gov.au (type ‘FIS’ in the search box)

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Information about financial planning and help to find a financial planner

Cancer Council Pro Bono Program

Program that can connect you with a financial planner or accountant; free assistance for eligible clients

Government benefits

Department of Human Services

Includes Centrelink and Medicare; financial support for people in need

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Help with cost of prescription medicines


Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA)

Information about bankruptcy and personal insolvency agreements

Dispute resolution

Financial Ombudsman Service  (FOS)

Free, independent service for resolving disputes with financial services

Credit and Investments Ombudsman (CIO)

Free, independent service for resolving disputes with financial services

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO)

National independent dispute resolution scheme for complaints about phone or internet services

No Interest Loan Schemes

NILS – Good Shepherd Microfinance

Information about NILS providers


Australian Taxation Office

Tax information

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