Serving Sydney's Northern Beaches

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Get Help with

Financial Problems

Money worries?

Are money worries continuously causing you stress? Financial problems can seem impossible to overcome, but you can get help and take steps to improve your situation.

Signs that you may need help with finances and debts:

  • Late bill payments or often seeking extensions
  • Minimum or missed payments on credit cards
  • Spending less money on necessities e.g. food
  • Increasing debt from credit cards or loans
  • Legal action for debt recovery
  • Fear of eviction due to being behind in rent or loan repayments

Our Financial Counselling service

Lifeline Northern Beaches provides a free and independent face-to-face Financial Counselling Service for those experiencing financial difficulties ranging from budgeting to bankruptcy. The service is by appointment only.

If your present financial difficulties are the result of other issues – for example addictions, problem gambling or relationship issues – we may recommend that you also use other Lifeline Face-To-Face Counselling services to help you tackle the key causes of your situation. 

Financial Counselling
Where Lifeline Northern Beaches’ Balgowlah Centre, 310 Sydney Road, Balgowlah

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays By appointment only.

Cost Free

Useful links and contact numbers:

Credit And Debt Hotline:  1800 007 007, Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Consumer Credit Legal Centre NSW :

Financial Counsellors’ Association of New South Wales :

By appointment only.
To make an appointment, telephone 9949 5522

Or click here to email us your details, and we will call you back to arrange an appointment