Financial Counselling

Financial Counselling provides a free confidential service to assist families and individuals who are disadvantaged or vulnerable and experiencing problems with debt management and other financial issues.

Financial Counselling may assist clients in examining options available to them and can:

  • Assist with budgeting, debt management, advocacy and negotiation with creditors to resolve household debts and other money difficulties;
  • Provide paralegal information and advocacy on a range of issues including loans, credit cards, mortgages, rent, fines and bankruptcy.
  • Mansfield Shire Council’s Financial Counselling Service also acts as an agent for the Department of Health and Human Services Bond Loan Scheme.

Financial Counselling is available by appointment during the following times only by phoning the Financial Counsellor directly on (03) 5775 8569.

  • Tuesday 9.00am – 4.45pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am – 4.45pm

When a Financial Counsellor in Mansfield cannot be contacted, for urgent Financial Counselling issues, please contact Upper Murray Family Care 03 5720 0000 or National Debt Helpline 1800 007 007 for assistance over the phone.