Standing up for Canberra

Useful financial information available where you live

MoneySmart Week (September 2-8) will give Canberra residents the perfect opportunity to assess their finances and make the most of the tools available on their doorstep, and at their fingertips.

Minister for Human Services Senator Kim Carr said the Financial Information Service seminars held locally were a regular, practical avenue for gaining information on a range of important topics.

This month, Senator Kim Carr is also encouraging all Australians to visit the website and do the ‘Money Health Check’.

“The Money Health Check asks you questions about your personal finances and it can help you take control,” Senator Kim Carr said.

“The Australian Government is all about better educating people about their money so they can make the most of it.”

Gai Brodtmann welcomed the latest round of free and local Financial Information Service (FIS) seminars.

Financial Information Seminar details:

Understanding Retirement Income Streams will be held at the Quality Hotel, Cnr Melrose and Launceston Streets, 12 September, from 6 to 8:30pm;

Creating Wealth – Getting Started will be held at the Quality Hotel, Cnr Melrose and Launceston Streets, 13 September, from 6 to 8:30pm.

“I have held financial literacy forums in Canberra to help Canberrans learn about how to

take control of their finances,” Ms Brodtmann said.

“I encourage the people of Canberra to attend these seminars. I am a keen advocate of financial literacy.

“People often think you have to be a Human Services customer, but you don’t – it’s open to anyone interested. They’re also really popular so bookings are essential,” Ms Brodtmann said.

”It’s a terrific service to help people understand their future financial options and their financial matters better – and then they can steer themselves in the right direction.”

To find out more about Human Services free Financial Information Service seminars

For FIS seminar bookings call 13 6357 or email