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: 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
Browns Plains Logan West Library,
69 Grand Plaza Drive
23 February, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Beenleigh Beenleigh Library,
Crete Street
7 March, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Centrelink,
95 Brisbane Road
14 March, 5:30 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

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
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
7 March, 10 am to 12 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
7 March, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Browns Plains Logan West Library,
69 Grand Plaza Drive
23 March, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Beenleigh Beenleigh Library,
Crete Street
6 April, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Centrelink,
95 Brisbane Road
16 May, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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
Toowoomba Toowoomba City Library,
155 Herries Street
25 January, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Toowoomba Toowoomba City Library,
155 Herries Street
25 January, 13:00 pm to 14:30 pm
Thuringowa Centrelink Customer Service Centre,
Corner Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
14 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
15 February, 10:00 am to 11:30 pm
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
37-39 Cotton Street
3 April, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Community Centre,
90 Reserve Road
13 March, 10 am to 12 pm
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
37-39 Cotton Street
13 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Centrelink,
95 Brisbane Road
14 February, 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
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Community Centre,
90 Reserve Road
13 February, 10 am to 12 pm
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
37-39 Cotton Street
13 February, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Centrelink,
95 Brisbane Road
13 June, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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 Centrelink,
95 Brisbane Road
4 April, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Page last updated: 20 January 2017

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