The National Debt Helpline is a free telephone service that aims to help Australians to tackle their debt problems. They have a team of professional financial counsellors that offer free, independent and confidential financial services to help you get back on track.
If you have credit file issues or if you are in serious debt, you don’t have to pay to receive financial services. Call 1800 007 007 to speak to someone at the National Debt Helpline.
Meet with someone
If you’d rather speak to someone face-to-face, you may be eligible for casework from Upper Murray Family Care (UMFC). Their financial counsellors conduct face-to-face appointments in Benalla. You will need to conduct your intake appointment over the phone to begin with.
Read more about UMFC’s financial counselling service.
Can you pay your rent?
If you’re in a private rental and are struggling to pay the rent, you may be at risk of homelessness.
Rural Housing conducts regular appointments in Benalla. Visit the Rural Housing website for help to save your tenancy.