Upcoming FIS seminars in New South Wales

Find upcoming financial information service (FIS) seminars in New South Wales.

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
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Club,
77 Castle Street
19 September, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Windsor Tebbutt Room, Hawkesbury Central Library,
300 George Street
20 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Sydney The York Conference and Function Centre,
Level 2, 99 York Street
21 September, 6 pm to 7:45 pm
Gymea The Tradies,
The Kingsway
26 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
32-48 Dennison Street
28 September, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Raymond Terrace Raymond Terrace Library,
18a Sturgeon Street
5 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
West Kempsey The Hub,
132 River Street
9 October, 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
11 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Coffs Harbour Community College Rooms,
11B Park Avenue
25 October, 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Charlestown Charlestown Leagues Club,
8 Bula Street
25 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Grafton Grafton Library, Meeting Room 2
Pound Street
11 November, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Entrance The Entrance Community Centre, Block E, Room 1,
Battley Avenue
14 November, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL Club
Cnr Macquarie & O'Connell Streets
15 November, 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
Tweed Heads Blue Room Tweed Heads Bowls Club
Wharf Street
12 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Gymea The Tradies,
The Kingsway
26 September, 3 pm to 5 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
32-34 Denison Street
28 September, 5 pm to 7 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
4 October, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library - Spike Milligan Room,
Blackwall Road
6 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Nowra Nowra Service Centre,
4 Lawrence Avenue
9 October, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL Club,
Cnr Macquarie & O'Connell Sts
18 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Road
24 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Main Street
25 October, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Club,
77 Castle Street
6 November, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Erina Erina Library,
Meeting Room, Erina Fair Shopping Centre
9 November, 6 pm to 8 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
Windsor Tebbutt Room, Hawkesbury Central Library,
300 George Street
13 September, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Tweed Heads Blue Room Tweed Heads Bowls Club
Wharf Street
19 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Sydney The York Conference and Function Centre,
Level 2, 99 York Street
21 September, 8 pm to 9:45 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Club,
77 Castle Street
26 September, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Mount Pritchard Mounties Club,
101 Meadows Road
26 September, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
West Kempsey The Hub,
132 River Street
9 October, 3:30 pm to 5 pm
Wallsend Wallsend Library,
30 Bunn Street
10 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Nowra Nowra Service Centre,
4 Lawrence Street
16 October, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
17 October, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
32-48 Denison Street
20 October, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Community College Rooms,
11B Park Avenue
25 October, 3:30 pm to 5 pm
Grafton Grafton Library, Meeting Room 2,
Pound Street
1 November, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL Club
Cnr Macquarie & O'Connell Streets
1 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Club,
77 Castle Street
13 November, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Gymea The Tradies,
The Kingsway
28 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club,
83 Macquarie Road
30 November, 5 pm to 7 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
Ballina Ballina RSL,
River Street
13 September, 10 am to 12 pm
Mittagong Mittagong RSL,
Corner of Old Hume Highway and Bessemer Street
20 September, 10 am to 12 pm
Sydney The York Conference and Function Centre,
Level 2, 99 York Street
21 September, 10 am to 11:30 am
Goulburn Goulburn Soldier's Club,
15 Market Street
26 September, 2 pm to 4 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
26 September, 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
27 September, 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club,
83 Macquarie Road
5 October, 3 pm to 5 pm
Cabramatta Whitlam Library Cabramatta,
165 Railway Parade
12 October, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Gymea The Tradies,
The Kingsway
31 October, 3 pm to 5 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
8 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Salamander Bay Tomaree Library,
20 Town Centre Circuit
8 November, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Albury The Commercial Club,
Dean Street
14 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
28 November, 4 pm to 6 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16 - 22 Murray Street
28 November, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Lismore Lismore Workers Club,
Keen Street
29 November, 10 am to 12 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
Coffs Harbour Community College Rooms,
11B Park Avenue
27 September, 3:30 pm to 5 pm
Grafton Meeting Room 2, Grafton Library,
Pound Street
4 October, 3:30 pm to 5 pm
Cabramatta Whitlam Library Cabramatta,
165 Railway Parade
05 October, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Ballina Ballina RSL,
River Street
11 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Kogarah St Georges Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
17 October, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Windsor Tebbutt Room, Hawkesbury Central Library,
300 George Street
18 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
19 October, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
32-48 Denison Street
20 October, 5 pm to 7 pm
Nowra Nowra Service Centre,
4 Lawrence Avenue
23 October, 10 am to 11:30 am
Chester Hill Chester Hill Library,
12 Chester Hill Road
31 October, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library, Spike Milligan Room,
Blackwall Road
3 November, 10 am to 12 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16 -22 Murray Street
7 November, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8 - 10 Browne Street
14 November, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Albury The Commercial Club,
Dean Street
21 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Gymea The Tradies,
The Kingsway
28 November, 3 pm to 5 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
The Entrance The Entrance Community Centre, Block E, Room 1,
Battley Avenue
19 September, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Sydney The York Conference and Function Centre,
Level 2, 99 York Street
21 September, 2 pm to 4 pm
Mittagong Mittagong RSL,
Corner of Old Hume Highway and Bessemer Street
11 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Penrith Penrith RSL Club,
8 Tindale Street
11 October, 3 pm to 5 pm
Goulburn Goulburn Soldier's Club,
15 Market Street
17 October, 2 pm to 4 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Corner of New England Highway and Banks Street
18 October, 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Nowra Nowra Service Centre,
4 Lawrence Avenue
23 October, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Gymea The Tradies,
The Kingsway
31 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club,
83 Macquarie Road
2 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Chester Hill Chester Hill Library,
12 Chester Hill Road
7 November, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
8 November, 10 am to 12 pm
West Kempsey Kempsey Library,
Elbow Street
9 November, 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
14 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Road
15 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Club,
77 Castle Street
20 November, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
21 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Grafton Grafton Library, Meeting Room 2
Pound Street
29 November, 5:30 pm to 7 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
Cabramatta Whitlam Library,
165 Railway Parade
14 September, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Coff Harbour Community College Rooms,
11B Park Avenue
27 September, 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Grafton Meeting Room 2, Grafton Library,
Pound Street
4 October, 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
11 October, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Mount Pritchard Mounties Club,
101 Meadows Road
14 November, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wallsend Wallsend Library,
30 Bunn Street
14 November, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Chester Hill Chester Hill Library,
12 Chester Hill Road
14 November, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Sydney The York Conference and Function Centre,
Level 2, 99 York Street
30 November, 10 am to 11:30 am

Centrelink and Carers seminar

Topics covered:

  • Assistance for carers
Location Venue Date and time
Sydney The York Conference & Function Centre,
Level 2, 99 York Street
30 November, 11:30 am to 1 pm

Home Equity Loans for Seniors seminar

Topics covered:

  • What are home equity conversion loans?
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Estate issues
  • The alternative options
Location Venue Date and time
Sydney The York Conference and Function Centre,
Level 2, 99 York Street
21 September, 11:30 am to 1 pm

Investing for retirement seminar

Topics covered:

  • Fees and costs
  • The financial planning process
Location Venue Date and time
Kogorah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
27 September, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Sydney The York Conference & Function Centre,
Level 2, 99 York Street
30 November, 2 pm to 4 pm
Cabramatta Whitlam Library,
165 Railway Parade
30 November, 6 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
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Corner New England Highway and Banks Street
20 September, 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Albury The Commercial Club,
Dean Street
28 November, 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
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
12 September, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
19 September, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Erina Erina Library - Meeting Room 2,
Erina Fair Shopping Centre
12 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Charlestown Charlestown Central Leagues Club,
8 Bula Street
1 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
28 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL Club
Cnr Macquarie & O'Connell Streets
29 November, 6 pm to 8 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
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16 - 22 Murray Street
3 October, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8 - 10 Browne Street
10 October, 6 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
Charlestown Central Charlestown Leagues Club,
8 Bula Street
27 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16 - 22 Murray Street
17 October, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8 - 10 Browne Street
24 October, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Page last updated: 12 September 2017