Upcoming FIS seminars in Victoria

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

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
Brunswick Ground Floor Seminar Room, Moreland Service Centre,
172 Moreland Road
16 August, 2 pm to 4 pm
Hopper Crossing Encore Events Centre,
80 Derrimut Road
21 August, 6 pm to 9 pm
Ringwood Realm,
179 Maroondah Highway
31 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Watsonia Watsonia Library,
9 Ibbotson Street
30 August, 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Broadmeadows Hume Global Learning Centre,
1093 Pascoe Vale Road
7 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Taylors Lakes Starlight Convention Centre, Taylors Lakes Hotel,
7 Melton Highway
12 September, 6 pm to 9 pm
Ballarat Ballarat Service Centre,
12 Albert Street
27 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive,
108 Gheringhap Street
2 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Box Hill Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road
3 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Airport West Airport West Service Centre,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Shop 79, Louis Street
7 October, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Warrnambool Archie Graham Centre,
126 Timor Street
18 October, 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
Berwick Monash University - Berwick Campus,
Theatre 195/Building 902,
100 Clyde Road
29 August, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Brunswick Ground Floor Seminar Room, Moreland Service Centre,
172 Moreland Road
30 August, 2 pm to 4 pm
Sale Sale Quest Apartments Conference Room,
180-184 York Street (Princes Highway)
13 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Ringwood Realm,
179 Maroondah Highway
14 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive,
108 Gheringhap Street
18 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Broadmeadows Hume Global Learning Centre,
1093 Pascoe Vale Road
21 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ballarat Ballarat Service Centre,
12 Albert Street
4 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Airport West Airport West Service Centre,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Shop 79, Louis Street
14 October, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Box Hill Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road
17 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 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
Sale Quest Apartments Conference Room,
180-184 York Street
16 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Brunswick Ground Floor Seminar Room, Moreland Service Centre,
172 Moreland Road
23 August, 2 pm to 4 pm
Ringwood Realm,
179 Maroondah Highway
7 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Broadmeadows Hume Global Learning Centre,
1093 Pascoe Vale Road
14 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Berwick Monash University - Berwick Campus,
Theatre 195/Building 902,
100 Clyde Road
19 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Taylors Lakes Starlight Convention Centre, Taylors Lakes Hotel,
7 Melton Highway
19 September, 6 pm to 9 pm
Mount Waverley Hotel Bruce County,
445 Blackburn Road
26 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Airport West Airport West Service Centre,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Shop 79, Louis Street
7 October, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Box Hill Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road
10 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ballarat Ballarat Service Centre,
12 Albert Street
11 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive,
108 Gheringhap Street
16 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
Brunswick Ground Floor Seminar Room, Moreland Service Centre,
172 Moreland Road
6 September, 2 pm to 4 pm
Mount Waverley Hotel Bruce County,
445 Blackburn Road
3 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive,
108 Gheringhap Street
30 October, 6 pm to 8 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
Taylors Lakes Starlight Convention Centre, Taylors Lakes Hotel,
7 Melton Highway
5 September, 6 pm to 9 pm
Mount Waverley Hotel Bruce County,
445 Blackburn Road
19 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Geelong Coucil Chambers, City Hall,
Little Malop Street
12 October, 9:15 am to 12:30 pm
Bendigo Bendigo Service Centre,
231 Lyttleton Terrace
19 October, 6 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
Sale Quest Apartments Conference Room,
180-184 York Street
30 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Hoppers Crossing Encore Event Centre,
80 Derrimut Road
4 September, 6 pm to 9 pm
Ringwood Realm,
179 Maroondah Highway
21 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Broadmeadows Hume Global Learning Centre,
1093 Pascoe Vale Road
28 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Taylors Lakes Starlight Convention Centre, Taylors Lakes Hotel,
7 Melton Highway
3 October, 6 pm to 9 pm
Mount Waverley Hotel Bruce County,
445 Blackburn Road
10 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Airport West Airport West Service Centre,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Shop 79, Louis Street
14 October, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Warrnambool Archie Graham Centre,
126 Timor Street
18 October, 2 pm to 4 pm

Centrelink and Carers

Topics covered:

  • Payments available for Carers
Location Venue Date and time
Bendigo Bendigo Service Centre,
231 Lyttleton Terrace
18 October, 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
Hoppers Crossing Encore Events Centre,
80 Derrimut Road
28 August, 6 pm to 9 pm
Camberwell Parkview Room, The Camberwell Centre,
340 Camberwell Road
19 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Airport West Airport West Service Centre,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Shop 79, Louis Street
14 October, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Financial planning and choosing a financial planner seminar

Topics covered:

  • Fees and costs
  • Disclosure rules
  • The financial planning process
  • What to consider when choosing a financial planner
Location Venue Date and time
Camberwell Parkview Room, The Camberwell Centre,
340 Camberwell Road
29 August, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Airport West Airport West Service Centre,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Shop 79, Louis Street
12 October, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Investing for retirement seminar

Topics covered:

  • Fees and costs
  • The financial planning process
Location Venue Date and time
Berwick Monash University - Berwick Campus,
Theatre 195/Building 902,
100 Clyde Road
12 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 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
Greensborough Diamond Valley Library,
Civic Drive
22 August, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Broadmeadows Hume Global Learning Centre,
1093 Pascoe Vale Road
31 August, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Airport West Airport West Service Centre,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Shop 79, Louis Street
7 October, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Melbourne Melbourne CBD Library,
253 Flinders Lane
18 October, 6 pm to 8 pm

Salary sacrifice seminar

Topics covered:

  • How salary sacrifice works
  • Salary sacrifice to super and other choices
  • Taxation and salary sacrifice
  • Impact on family payment
Location Venue Date and time
Berwick Monash University - Berwick Campus,
Theatre 195/Building 902,
100 Clyde Road
5 September, 6:30 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
Camberwell Parkview Room, The Camberwell Centre,
340 Camberwell Road
5 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 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
Camberwell Parkview Room, The Camberwell Centre,
340 Camberwell Road
12 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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