Help with Money

Having trouble with money? Too many debts? Is someone chasing you for money, or does someone owe you money? Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre solicitors can give you advice but there are also some specialist financial services and websites that may be of help.

Financial Rights Legal Centre

Financial Rights Legal Centre is NSW’s only financial legal centre. Financial Rights have many tools and resources, as well as offer financial counseling through the National Debt Hotline


ASIC's MoneySmart

ASIC’s MoneySmart is a series of online tools, kits and guidance available to all.

Phone: 1300 300 630 


National Debt Hotline

The National Debt Hotline is a free telephone financial counselling service available to all SW residents.

Phone: 1800 007 007

Rural Financial Counselling Service

RFCS offers free, personalised,  independent and confidential face to face support to people in financial difficulty within the Illawarra Shoalhaven region. Our Personal Financial Counsellors (PFCs) help people navigate tough times by providing guidance and support on their financial position, as well as helping them to identify their goals and develop and implement a plan.

Phone: 1800 319 458 

Financial Counselling Australia

FCA is a not-for-profit organisation that:

  • Advocates for a fairer marketplace;
  • Works to raise the profile of financial counsellors;
  • Advocates to increase access to financial counselling; and
  • Works to improve hardship processes for people in financial difficulty.

Our Resources


Help with Safety

Do you feel unsafe or you’re dealing with an unsafe situation? We can give you advice and assistance as well as introduce you to services and websites that may help you get through your situation.

Specialist legal Advice

Welfare, Senior services, Refugee or Youth issues, we can assist in finding specialist legal services.

Family Services

Do you need assistance with family related matters such as separation or divorce? We can advise on Family Law and connect you with service providers or resources to help you and your loved ones.

Financial Services

Are you struggling with managing your finances, bill or debts? We can introduce you to specialist services that may be able to help you get back on top of your financial situation.


I need to be heard

Have you experienced unfair or inappropriate behaviour in the workplace? Have you received bad service and you don’t know how to tell your story? We’ll listen and direct you to services that may be able to assist you.


Help Now

Across the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, Snowy Monaroa and Queanbyean-Palerang we operate a number of local legal clinics so that anyone can access help when they need it.