Financial Counselling

From time to time, you can find yourself struggling to buy food, pay the rent,power or mortgage and may be juggling numerous other debt.

If you’re in this situation, a financial counsellor can help you understand your options so that you can get back on your feet. Financial counsellors provide a free, independent and confidential service.

The TUU has previously partnered with Anglicare to provide financial counselling to all UTAS students. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are currently unable to schedule face-to-face appointments. Telephone appointments can still be arranged by phoning the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007 or at https://ndh.org.au/. You can also send an e-mail to financial.counselling@tuu.utas.edu.au and we will get in touch with you.

How can this service help me?

A financial counsellor can provide you with information about:

  • your options when dealing with debt negotiating with creditors
  • consumer rights and responsibilities
  • accessing your superannuation
  • bankruptcy and its alternatives
  • referral to legal services if appropriate
  • managing money, including budget strategies

Who is this service for?

Any student studying at the University of Tasmania

Cost?

This is a free and confidential service.

Initiative supported by students & funded by SSAF

Useful Links and Information

With Winter on the way and temperatures starting to drop, now is a good time to think about ways to save energy in your home and keep that power bill from getting scarily high. Check out the presentation below for some great tips on keeping your home energy efficient during the colder months and indeed year round.

MoneySmart

An excellent financial guidance website with lots of information on all aspects of finance.

TrackMySPEND App

A handy app to have on your phone which helps with budgeting and expenses.

No Interest Loan Scheme

Community Lending for Tasmanians.