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
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
15 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Dee Why Dee Why RSL,
932 Pittwater Road
16 February, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
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
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
8 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Library,
Corner Grant and Gordon Streets
6 March, 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
14 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Mount Pritchard Mounties Club,
101 Meadows Road
15 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Taree Taree Library, Matilda Room,
242 Victoria Street
15 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Taree Manning Valley Visitor Information Centre (use rear entrance),
21 Manning River Drive
15 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Coffs Community College,
Level 12 City Square, Harbour Drive
20 March, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Grafton Grafton Community and Function Centre,
Duke Street
22 March, 10:15 am to 12:00 pm
Kempsey Kempsey-Macleay RSL,
York Lane, off Smith Street
27 March, 2:30 pm to 4:00 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
Shellharbour The Shellharbour Club,
Corner Wattle and Shellharbour Road
3 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library (Ron Lander Centre),
32-48 Denison Street
4 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Gymea Gymea Tradies,
The Kingsway
30 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
7 June, 6 pm to 8 pm
Sydney York Conference and Function Centre, Level 2,
95 - 97 York Street
15 June, 6 pm to 8 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
12 July, 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
Shellharbour The Shellharbour Club,
Corner Wattle and Shellharbour Road
15 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Bass Hill Rydges Bass Hill,
874 Hume Highway
16 February, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Dee Why Dee Why RSL,
932 Pittwater Road
16 February, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Avenue
21 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Library,
Corner Grant and Gordon Streets
21 February, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
21 February, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
22 February, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Taree Taree Library, Interact Room,
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
Bondi Junction Waverley Library (Ron Lander Centre),
32-48 Denison Street
30 March, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library, Spike Milligan Room,
Blackwall Road
5 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Club,
77 Castle Street
8 May, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Gymea Gymea Tradies,
The Kingsway
30 May, 3 pm to 5 pm
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
21 June, 10 am to 12 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
Sydney York Conference and Function Centre, Level 2,
95-97 York Street
23 February, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
28 February, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Gymea Gymea Tradies,
The Kingsway
28 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Camden Campbelltown Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
1 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 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
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
13 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Library,
Corner Grant and Gordon Streets
13 March, 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
15 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Dee Why Dee Why RSL,
932 Pittwater Road
16 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
20 March, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Cessnock Cessnock Library,
63-65 Vincent Street
21 March, 5:30 pm to 6:30 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
Shellharbour The Shellharbour Club,
Corner Wattle and Shellharbour Road
29 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Bass Hill Rydges Bass Hill,
874 Hume Highway
30 March, 5:30 pm to 7:00pm
Taree Manning Valley Visitor Information Centre (use rear entrance),
21 Manning River Drive
30 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library (Ron Lander Centre)
32-48 Denison Street
30 March, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Corner New England Highway and Banks Street
31 May, 5:30 pm to 8:00pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
12 July, 3:00 pm to 4:30pm

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
Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Library,
Corner Grant and Gordon Streets
27 February, 10:30 am to 12:30pm
Taree Taree Library, Interact Room,
242 Victoria Street
2 March, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
8 March, 10 am to 12 pm
Coffs Harbour Coffs Community College,
Level 12 City Square, 90 Harbour Drive
20 March, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Cabramatta Whitlam Library Cabramatta,
165 Railway Parade
23 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ballina Ballina RSL,
River Street
29 March, 10 am to 12 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
Casino Casino RSM Club,
Canterbury Street
10 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
10 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Brunswick Heads Brunswick Heads Community Centre,
South Beach Road
17 May, 10 am to 12 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
Shellharbour The Shellharbour Club,
Corner Wattle and Shellharbour Road
25 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Nelson Bay Nelson Bay Resort and Conference Centre,
3 Government Road
14 June, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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
Coffs Harbour Coffs Ex-Services Club, Blue Room,
Vernon Street
23 February, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Kempsey Kempsey-Macleay RSL,
Off Smith Street (Old Highway)
27 February, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Gymea Gymea Tradies,
The Kingsway
28 February, 3 pm to 5 pm
Grafton Grafton Community and Function Centre,
Duke Street
1 March, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Casino Casino RSM Club,
Canterbury Street
8 March, 10 am to 12 pm
Lismore Lismore Workers Club,
Keen Street
15 March, 10 am to 12 pm
Cessnock Cessnock Library,
63-65 Vincent Street
21 March, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ballina Ballina RSL,
River Street
22 March, 10 am to 12 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
Penrith Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre,
597 High Street
10 May, 3 pm to 5 pm
Brunswick Heads Brunswick Heads Community Centre,
South Beach Road
12 April, 10 am to 12 pm
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
12 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library, Spike Milligan Room,
Blackwall Road
2 June, 10 am to 12 pm
Grafton Grafton Library, Meeting Room 2,
Pound Street
14 June, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Kempsey Kempsey-Macleay RSL,
York Lane, off Smith Street
19 June, 2:30 pm to 4:00 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
Coffs Harbour Coffs Ex-Services Club, Blue Room,
2-6 Vernon Street
23 February, 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
Kempsey Kempsey-Macleay RSL,
Off Smith Street (Old Highway)
27 February, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Grafton Grafton Community and Function Centre,
Duke Street
1 March, 10:30 am to 12:00 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
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
29 March, 10 am to 12 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
19 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Nelson Bay Nelson Bay Resort and Conference Centre,
3 Government Road
19 April, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Penrith Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre,
597 High Street
26 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Grafton Grafton Library, Meeting Room 2,
Pound Street
17 May, 10:15 am to 12:00 pm
Kempsey Kempsey-Macleay RSL,
York Lane, off Smith Street
22 May, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
24 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Main Road
24 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library (Ron Lander Centre),
32-48 Denison Street
8 June, 6 pm to 8 pm
Gosford Erina Library - Meeting Room 2,
Erina Fair Shopping Centre
8 June, 6 pm to 8 pm

Estate planning for older people seminar

Topics covered:

  • Intestacy and wills
  • Guardianship and enduring power of attorney
  • The role of insurance
  • Estate plan within your financial plan
Location Venue Date and time
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
26 April, 6 pm to 8 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

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

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
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
27 February, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Shellharbour The Shellharbour Club,
Corner Wattle and Shellharbour Road
1 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library, Spike Milligan Room,
Blackwall Road
7 April, 10 am to 12 pm

Retrenched or leaving your job - your choices seminar

Topics covered:

  • Centrelink options while you look for work
  • Superannuation issues
  • Financial planning
  • Looking for work
Location Venue Date and time
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
26 April, 6 pm to 8 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
Cardiff Cardiff RSL,
45 Macquarie Road
1 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Dee Why Dee Why RSL,
932 Pittwater Road
16 March, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
21 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
28 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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, 5.45 pm to 7.45 pm
Shellharbour The Shellharbour Club,
Corner Wattle and Shellharbour Road
22 June, 6 pm to 8 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
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
10 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
7 June, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Working beyond age pension age 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
Grafton Grafton Community and Function Centre,
Duke Street
26 April, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Cavanbah Centre, Room B,
191 Harbour Drive (Near Coles roundabout)
27 April, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Kempsey Kempsey-Macleay RSL,
York Lane, off Smith Street
28 April, 2:30 pm tp 4:00 pm

Page last updated: 20 February 2017

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