Upcoming FIS seminars in New South Wales

Find upcoming financial information service (FIS) seminars in New South Wales.

On 1 January 2017, there will be changes to the assets test we use to calculate pensions. Read more about changes to the pension assets test.

Booking a FIS seminar

There are 2 ways to book a seminar. You can:

  1. email fis.seminar.bookings@humanservices.gov.au at least 3 days before the seminar and include:
    • the title, date and location of the seminar you want to go to
    • your phone number, or contact details, in case the seminar is cancelled
  2. call our FIS seminar booking phone line and book over the phone

Seminar suite: Planning for retirement

Seminar suite: Getting ready for retirement

Seminar suite: Living in retirement

Seminar suite: General interest

Seminar suite: Planning for retirement

Understanding superannuation seminar

Topics covered:

  • How superannuation works
  • Who can contribute
  • Accumulations and options within funds
  • Access to superannuation
Location Venue Date and time
Gosford Erina Library - Meeting Room 2,
Erina Fair Shopping Centre
9 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Camden DHS/Centrelink Office,
16-22 Murray Street
28 February, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Bass Hill Rydges Bass Hill,
874 Hume Highway
2 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cabramatta Whitlam Library Cabramatta,
165 Railway Parade
2 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Campbelltown DHS/Centrelink Office,
8-10 Browne Street
8 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Mount Pritchard Mounties Club,
101 Meadows Road
15 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
3 April, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road,
19 April, 10 am to 12 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Corner New England Highway and Banks Street
3 May, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Gymea Gymea Tradies,
The Kingsway
30 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
28 June, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Seminar suite: Getting ready for retirement

Age Pension and your choices seminar

Topics covered:

  • Income and assets tests
  • Deeming investments
  • Concession issues and tax issues
  • Your retirement choices
Location Venue Date and time
Wollongong The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
23 January, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Club,
77 Castle Street
1 February, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Bass Hill Rydges Bass Hill,
874 Hume Highway
16 February, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Taree Great Taree City Council Library,
242 Victoria Street
23 February, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Sydney York Conference and Function Centre, Level 2,
95-97 York Street
23 February, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Cabramatta Whitlam Library Cabramatta,
165 Railway Parade
1 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
1 March, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Mount Pritchard Mounties Club,
101 Meadows Road
8 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Penrith Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre,
597 High Street
8 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Main Road
22 March, 10 am to 12 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library,Spike Milligan Room,
Blackwall Road
5 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Gymea Gymea Tradies,
The Kingsway
30 May, 3 pm to 5 pm

Understanding retirement income streams seminar

Topics covered:

  • How income streams work
  • Options available
  • Tax and Centrelink assessment
  • The consequences of your choices
Location Venue Date and time
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Club,
77 Castle Street
13 February, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Sydney York Conference and Function Centre, Level 2,
95-97 York Street
23 February, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Gymea Gymea Tradies,
The Kingsway
28 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Cabramatta Whitlam Library Cabramatta,
165 Railway Parade
9 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Erina Erina Library - Meeting Room 2,
Erina Fair Shopping Centre
9 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
20 March, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Mount Pritchard Mounties Club,
101 Meadows Road
22 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Penrith Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre,
597 High Street
22 March, 6 pm to 9 pm
Bass Hill Rydges Bass Hill,
874 Hume Highway
30 March, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Corner New England Highway and Banks Street
31 May, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
28 June, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Seminar suite: Living in retirement

Accommodation options in retirement seminar

Topics covered:

  • Your choice to own or not
  • How financial considerations can alter choice
  • Centrelink assessment for each choice
  • Financial advantages and disadvantages
Location Venue Date and time
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Corner New England Highway and Banks Street
8 February, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road,
8 March, 10 am to 12 pm
Cabramatta Whitlam Library Cabramatta,
165 Railway Parade
23 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Mount Pritchard Mounties Club,
101 Meadows Road
29 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
12 April, 4 pm to 6 pm
Raymond Terrace Muree Golf Club,
7 Walker Crescent
17 May, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
22 May, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Nelson Bay Nelson Bay Resort and Conference Centre,
3 Governement Road
14 June, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Gymea Gymea Tradies,
The Kingsway
27 June, 3 pm to 5 pm

Understanding your pension seminar

Topics covered:

  • Choices and consequences
  • Making the most of your pension
  • Centrelink assessment issues
  • Rights and obligations
Location Venue Date and time
Toukley Toukley Library,
Main Road
22 February, 10 am to 12 pm
Raymond Terrace Muree Golf Club,
7 Walker Crescent
22 February, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Gymea Gymea Tradies,
The Kingsway
28 February, 3 pm to 5 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
5 April, 4 pm to 6 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Corner New England Highway and Banks Street
5 April, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library,Spike Milligan Room,
Blackwall Road
2 June, 10 am to 12 pm

Seminar suite: General interest

Aged care - fees and charges seminar

Topics covered:

  • Entry into different levels of care
  • Fees and charges
  • Options for your former home
  • Pension issues
Location Venue Date and time
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Club,
77 Castle Street
20 February, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
1 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library,
Blackwall Road
3 March, 10 am to 12 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Corner New England Highway and Banks Street
8 March, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
19 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Main Road
24 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Gosford Erina Library - Meeting Room 2,
Erina Fair Shopping Centre
8 June, 6 pm to 8 pm
Gymea Gymea Tradies,
The Kingsway
27 June, 6 pm to 8 pm

Centrelink and Carers seminar

Topics covered:

  • Assistance for carers
Location Venue Date and time
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library, Spike Milligan Room,
Blackwall Road
3 Feb, 10 am to 12 pm

Managing your money/Creating Wealth seminar

Topics covered:

  • Budgeting and saving
  • Managing debts
  • Planning for the future
  • Protecting your assets
Location Venue Date and time
Erina Erina Library - Meeting Room 2,
Erina Fair Shopping Centre
13 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road,
7 June, 10 am to 12 pm

Investing for retirement seminar

Topics covered:

  • Fees and costs
  • The financial planning process
Location Venue Date and time
Erina Erina Library - Meeting Room 2,
Erina Fair Shopping Centre
11 May, 6 pm to 8 pm

Retirement reality and investment choices seminar

Topics covered:

  • Government policy
  • Working out how much you need to retire on
  • Investment options to prepare yourself
  • When should I retire
Location Venue Date and time
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library, Westfield Shopping Centre,
Wyong Road
1 February, 10 am to 12 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
27 February, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library, Spike Milligan Room,
Blackwall Road
7 April, 10 am to 12 pm

Running your own super fund seminar

Topics covered:

  • How DIY superannuation works
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Setup fees and costs
  • Administration requirements
Location Venue Date and time
Sydney The York Conference and Function Centre,
Level 2, 99 York Street
20 April, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
7 June, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Corner New England Highway and Banks Street
28 June, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Understanding property investments seminar

Topics covered:

  • Investing in the property market
  • Different types of property and their features
  • Financing options and rates of return
  • Taxation and property investment
Location Venue Date and time
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
10 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
19 June, 5.45pm to 7.45 pm

Understanding shares seminar

Topics covered:

  • What are shares and how the share market works
  • Research, monitoring and trading
  • Positives and negatives
  • Taxation and shares
Location Venue Date and time
Sydney The York Conference and Function Centre,
Level 2, 99 York Street
20 April, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
7 June, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Page last updated: 20 January 2017

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