Upcoming FIS seminars in Queensland

Find upcoming financial information service (FIS) seminars in Queensland.

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
Redcliffe La Vida on Anzac,
41 Anzac Avenue
23 August, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Hervey Bay Hervey Bay Library,
161 Old Maryborough Road
29 August, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Community Centre,
90 Reserve Road
4 September, 10 am to 12 pm
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
37-39 Cotton Street
4 September, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Chermside Chermside Library,
375 Hamilton Road
11 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Currumbin Currumbin RSL,
165 Duringan Street
24 October, 10:00 am to 12 pm
24 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Indooroopilly Indooroopilly Library,
Level 4, 322 Moggill Road
25 October, 2:00pm to 4:00 pm
Gympie Gympie RSL - Orchid Room,
217 Mary Street
31 October, 6:00 pm to 8:00 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
Townsville Townsville Thuringowa Willows Service Centre,
Corner of Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
15 August, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Redcliffe La Vida on Anzac,
41 Anzac Avenue
21 August, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Hervey Bay Hervey Bay Library,
161 Old Maryborough Road
22 August, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Redcliffe La Vida on Anzac,
41 Anzac Avenue
30 August, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Chermside Chermside Library,
375 Hamilton Road
5 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Robina Robina Auditorium/Conference Room, Robina Library Building,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
20 September, 3 pm to 5 pm
Indooroopilly Indooroopilly Library,
Level 4, 322 Moggill Road
11 October, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Indooroopilly

Indooroopilly Library,
Level 4, 322 Moggill Road

24 October, 5:30pm to 7:30 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
Redcliffe La Vida on Anzac,
41 Anzac Avenue
28 August, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
North Lakes North Lakes Golf Glub,
1 Bridgeport Drive
30 August, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hervey Bay Hervey Bay Library,
161 Old Maryborough Road
5 September, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Community Centre,
90 Reserve Road
9 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
37-39 Cotton Street
9 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
9 October, 5 pm to 6 pm
Gympie Gympie RSL - Orchid Room,
217 Mary Street
24 October, 6 pm to 8 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
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
21 August, 5 pm to 6 pm
Toowoomba Toowoomba Service Centre,
12 Bell Street
24 August, 10 am to 12 pm
Redcliffe La Vida on Anzac,
41 Anzac Avenue
29 August, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Hervey Bay Hervey Bay Library,
161 Old Maryborough Road
12 September, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Robina Robina Auditorium/Conference Room, Robina Library Building,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
20 September, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Thuringowa Townsville Thuringowa Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
11 October, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Gympie Gympie RSL - Orchid Room,
217 Mary Street
24 October, 3:30 pm to 5:30 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
Currumbin Currumbin RSL,
165 Duringan Street
16 August, 10 am to 12 pm
Chermside Chermside Library,
375 Hamilton Road
7 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
11 September, 5 pm to 6 pm
North Lakes North Lakes Golf Glub,
1 Bridgeport Drive
14 September, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Browns Plains Logan West Library,
69 Grand Plaza Drive
21 September, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Beenleigh Beenleigh Library,
Crete Street
28 September, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Thuringowa Townsville Thuringowa Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
10 October, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Gympie Gympie RSL - Orchid Room,
217 Mary Street
17 October, 3:30 pm to 5:30 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
Redcliffe La Vida on Anzac,
41 Anzac Avenue
22 August, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Toowoomba Toowoomba Service Centre,
12 Bell Street
24 August, 1 pm to 3 pm
Toowoomba Toowoomba City Library, Conference Room,
Corner Victoria and Herries Streets
7 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Townsville Townsville Thuringowa Willows Service Centre,
Corner Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive, Thuringowa
12 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
North Lakes North Lakes Golf Glub,
1 Bridgeport Drive
13 September, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Robina Robina Auditorium/Conference Room, Robina Library Building,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
20 September, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Borrowing to invest seminar

Topics covered:

  • Gearing and how it works
  • Introducing margin lending
  • Tax issues relating to gearing property and shares
  • Getting finance
Location Venue Date and time
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
5 September, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Estate planning for older Australians 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
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
4 September, 5 pm to 6 pm
Chermside Chermside Library,
375 Hamilton Road
13 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Townsville Townsville Thuringowa Willows Service Centre,
Corner Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive, Thuringowa
13 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Robina Robina Auditorium/Conference Room, Robina Library Building,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
11 October, 10 am to 12 pm
11 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Investing for retirement

Topics covered:

  • Fees and costs
  • The financial planning process
Location Venue Date and time
Gympie Gympie RSL - Orchid Room,
217 Mary Street
17 October, 6 pm to 8 pm

Investing with safety seminar

Topics covered:

  • Fees and costs
  • The financial planning process
Location Venue Date and time
Robina Robina Community Centre, 1st Floor Room 1.3, Conference Centre, green building next to Bliss Cafe,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive, corner of San Antonio Court
6 September, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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
Indooroopilly Indooroopilly Library,
Level 4, 322 Moggill Road
8 November, 2:00 pm to 4:00 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
North Lakes North Lakes Golf Glub,
1 Bridgeport Drive
31 August, 7:00 pm to 8:30 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
North Lakes North Lakes Golf Glub,
1 Bridgeport Drive
7 September, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
10 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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
North Lakes North Lakes Golf Glub,
1 Bridgeport Drive
6 September, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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