Upcoming FIS seminars in Queensland

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

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
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
28 March, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
28 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Community Centre,
90 Reserve Road
15 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
37-39 Cotton Street
15 May, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cairns Cairns Service Centre,
23 Aplin Street
16 May, 6 pm to 8 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 Service Centre,
Corner Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
11 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Toowong Toowong Library, Toowong Village Shopping Centre,
9 Sherwood Road
30 May, 2 pm to 4 pm
30 May, 5:30 pm 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
Beenleigh Beenleigh Library,
Crete Street
6 April, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Bundaberg Burrum Conference Centre,
220 Bourbong Street
10 April, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
16 May, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
22 May, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Cairns Cairns Service Centre,
23 Aplin Street
23 May, 6 pm to 8 pm

Seminar suite: Living in retirement

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
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
37-39 Cotton Street
3 April, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bundaberg Burrum Conference Centre,
220 Bourbong Street
11 April, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
15 May, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Townsville Townsville Service Centre,
Corner Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
30 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Cairns Cairns Service Centre,
23 Aplin Street (entrance beside the driveway)
30 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Browns Plains Logan West Library,
69 Grand Plaza
2 June, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Beenleigh Beenleigh Library,
Crete Street
7 June, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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
Browns Plains Logan West Library,
69 Grand Plaza
5 May, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Beenleigh Beenleigh Library,
Crete Street
10 May, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Townsville Townsville Service Centre,
Corner Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
10 May, 6 pm to 8 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
Bundaberg Burrum Conference Centre,
220 Bourbong Street
12 April, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Beenleigh Beenleigh Library,
Crete Street
27 April, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Browns Plains Logan West Library,
69 Grand Plaza
27 April, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
7 June, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
7 June, 6:00 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
Townsville Townsville Service Centre,
Corner Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
9 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
13 June, 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
Townsville Townsville Service Centre,
Corner Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
12 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
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
4 April, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
17 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
17 May, 6:00 pm to 7:30 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
Cairns Cairns Service Centre,
23 Aplin Street (entrance beside the driveway)
28 March, 6 pm to 8 pm

Page last updated: 24 March 2017

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