Financial Ombudsman's Service

An independent body that resolves disputes between individuals and their financial service providers.

Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH)

Receives, assesses and refers requests for pro bono (free or at a reduced cost) assistance from members of the public & not-for-profit organisations nsw

Financial Information Services

A free service that can inform and educate you about financial matters.

Hunter Region No Interest Loans Scheme (HRNILS)

NILS loans can be used to buy essential household items such as Fridges Freezers Washing machines Heaters Computers Furniture Car registration and insurance Green slips

Samaritans Emergency Relief

Each month Samaritans provides more than 1,000 families with emergency assistance and relief throughout the Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions

Christians against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Australia is a charity that is releasing Australians from debt and poverty through professional debt counselling, practical services and financial education.

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (Commonwealth)

- 1300 737 299


The Salvation Army's Moneycare is a free and confidential financial counselling service for people facing financial difficulties or wanting to avoid financial difficulties in the future.

Lake Macquarie Financial & Gambling Counselling Services

Financial counselling is a free community service provided by financial counsellors working in non-profit organisations that assist consumers who are experiencing financial problems.

Child Support

They can work out a Child support assessment for you and the other parent to ensure the Child support payments take into account both parents' circumstances.