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

Creating wealth - getting started seminar

Topics covered:

  • Getting started
  • Asset classes and risk
  • Strategies and product types
Location Venue Date and time
Deception Bay Baptist Church Hall,
Corner Silver Street and Maine Terrace
7 March, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
20 March, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Understanding superannuation seminar

Topics covered:

  • How superannuation works
  • Who can contribute
  • Accumulations and options within funds
  • Access to superannuation
Location Venue Date and time
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
20 February, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
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
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
13 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
14 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bokarina Lake Kawana Community Centre,
114 Sportsmans Parade
14 March, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Noosaville Ivory Palms Resort,
73 Hilton Terrace
23 March, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
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

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
Cairns Cairns Service Centre,
23 Aplin Street (entrance beside the driveway)
21 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Maroochydore Maroochy Surf Club,
34 Alexandra Parade
2 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bokarina Lake Kawana Community Centre,
114 Sportsmans Parade
7 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Noosaville Ivory Palms Resort,
73 Hilton Terrace
16 March, 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
Trinity Park Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Watch,
205 Reed Road
1 March, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
7 March, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Robina Robina Community Centre,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
7 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Deception Bay Baptist Church Hall,
Corner Silver Street and Maine Terrace
8 March, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thuringowa Thuringowa Service Centre,
Corner Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
15 March, 6 pm to 8 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 Service Centre,
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
Trinity Park Marlin Coast Neigbourhood Watch Centre,
205 Reed Road
1 March, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Deception Bay Baptist Church Hall,
Corner Silver Street and Maine Terrace
14 March, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
37-39 Cotton Street
3 April, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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
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
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
13 March, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Bokarina Lake Kawana Community Centre,
114 Sportsmans Parade
21 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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

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
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
27 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Maroochydore Maroochy Surf Club,
34 Alexandra Parade
9 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Thuringowa Thuringowa Service Centre,
Corner Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
14 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Deception Bay Baptist Church Hall,
Corner Silver Street and Maine Terrace
15 March, 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 am to 12 pm
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
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
20 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
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 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

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
Cairns Cairns Service Centre,
23 Aplin Street (entrance beside the driveway)
21 March, 6 pm to 8 pm

Page last updated: 20 February 2017

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