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COVID-19 making financial decisions

Steps to look after yourself and your money

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During challenging times, making financial decisions can feel overwhelming. There's support and services available to help you.

Free financial counselling

If you're feeling overwhelmed with financial decisions, a financial counsellor can help you put a plan in place.

Call the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can call Mob Strong Debt Helpline on 1800 808 488. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Government support

Financial support is available if you or your family are affected by COVID-19. Services Australia have a guide to help you find eligible payments. 

Protect yourself from scams

Watch out for scammers who try to take advantage of COVID-19. Scams can take many forms. Be wary of offers to assist you access your superannuation or high-return investment opportunities.