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The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) provides free rural financial counselling to farmers, fishing enterprises, forestry growers and harvesters, and small, related businesses who are suffering financial hardship.

There are 12 service providers across Australian that employ rural financial counsellors to assist clients in need across Australia. The RFCS Programme is funded by the Australian, State and Northern Territory Governments.


Rural Financial Counselling Service

Rural financial counsellors operate from regional offices however they are a mobile workforce who may come to you.

Rural financial counsellors can;

  • help identify your financial and business options
  • help negotiate with your lenders
  • help you develop an action plan
  • help support you to access the Farm Household Allowance (FHA)
  • give you information about government and other assistance schemes
  • refer you to accountants, agricultural advisers and educational services
  • refer you to Department of Human Services and to professionals for succession planning, family mediation and personal, emotional and social counselling.

The boundaries for the RFCS service provider regions in Victoria, NSW and Queensland changed from 1 April 2016.

To locate your nearest rural financial counsellor refer to the list of RFCS offices below.

 

Rural Financial Counselling Offices

Victoria:

Eastern Region; Head Office - Leongatha, Phone: 03 5662 2566

North Eastern Region; Head Office - Wodonga, www.rfcsvicne.org.au - Phone: 1300 834 775

North Western Region; Head Office - Mildura, www.sunrcs.com.au - Phone: 1300 769 489

Western Region; Head Office - Hamilton, www.wswrcs.com.au - Phone: 1300 735 578

 

New South Wales:

Central Region; Head Office - Dubbo, www.rfcscr.com.au - Phone: 1800 940 404

Northern Region; Head Office - Casino, www.rfcsnsw-northernregion.org - Phone: 02 6662 5055

Southern Region; Head Office - Cooma, www.rfcsnsw-sr.com.au - Phone: 02 6452 5850

 

Queensland:

Northern Region; Head Office - Longreach, www.rfcssq.org.au - Phone: 07 4652 5666

Southern Region; Head Office - Roma, www.rfcssq.org.au - Phone: 07 4622 5500

 

South Australia / Northern Territory:

Head Office - Magill SA, www.ruralbusinesssupport.org.au - Phone: 1800 836 211

 

Western Australia:

Head Office - Geraldton, www.rfcswa.com.au - Phone: 1800 612 004

 

Tasmania:

Head Office - Launceston, www.ruralbusinesstasmania.org.au - Phone: 1300 883 276

 

Call 1300 834 775 to find out what assistance we may be able to provide you, or make an appointment with one of our experienced Rural Financial Counsellors.

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Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria - North East.

Unit 1, Enterprise House

3 Stanley Street

Wodonga VIC 3689

PHONE: 1300 834 775

EMAIL: info@rfcsvicne.org.au

FAX: (02) 6100 6123