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
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
Cheltenham Cheltenham Service Centre, 
1242 Nepean Highway
4 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
Caulfield The Theatrette, Glen Eira Town Hall, 
Corner of Glen Eira and Hawthorn Road
13 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Warrnambool Archie Graham Centre,
126 Timor Street
18 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Melbourne Melbourne CBD Library,
253 Flinders Lane
1 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Shepparton Overlander Hotel, Conference room,
97 Benalla Road
14 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Dandenong Chisholm TAFE Dandenong, Building A, Room 124, Ground Floor, 
121 Stud Road
14 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Frankston Chisholm TAFE Frankston, Building D, Rooms 306 and 307 on third floor, 
Fletcher Road
15 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Eltham Eltham Gateway,
1339 Main Road
22 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 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
Ballarat Ballarat Service Centre, 
12 Albert Street
4 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Caulfield The Theatrette, Glen Eira Town Hall, 
Corner of Glen Eira and Hawthorn 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, 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
Cheltenham Cheltenham Service Centre, 
1242 Nepean Highway
18, October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Dandenong Chisholm TAFE, 
Dandenong, Building A, Room 124, Ground Floor, 121 Stud Road
31 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Boronia St Paul's Anglican Church, 
Corner Corset Road and William Street
1 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Shepparton Overlander Hotel, Conference room,
97 Benalla Road
28 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Melbourne Melbourne CBD Library, 
253 Flinders Lane
29 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Eltham Eltham Gateway,
1339 Main Road
6 December, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Bendigo Bendigo Service Centre,
231 Lyttleton Terrace
13 December, 6:00 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
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
Cheltenham Cheltenham Service Centre, 
1242 Nepean Highway
11 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive, 
108 Gheringhap Street
16 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Caulfield The Theatrette, Glen Eira Town Hall, 
Corner of Glen Eira and Hawthorn Road
17 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Boronia St Paul's Anglican Church, 
Corner Corset Road and William Street
25 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Warrnambool Archie Graham Centre,
126 Timor Street
25 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Shepparton Overlander Hotel, Conference room, 
97 Benalla Road
21 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Dandenong Chisholm TAFE Dandenong, Building A, Room 124, Ground Floor, 
121 Stud Road
21 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Melbourne Melbourne CBD Library, 
253 Flinders Lane
22 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Frankston Chisholm TAFE Frankston, Building D, Rooms 306 and 307 on third floor, 
Fletcher Road
22 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Eltham Eltham Gateway,
1339 Main Road
29 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 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
Mount Waverley Hotel Bruce County, 
445 Blackburn Road
3 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Warrnambool Archie Graham Centre,
126 Timor Street
25 October, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Ballarat Ballarat Service Centre,
12 Albert Street
25 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Cheltenham Cheltenham Service Centre, 
1242 Nepean Highway
25 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive, 
108 Gheringhap Street
30 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Boronia St Paul's Anglican Church 
Cnr Corset Road and William Street
8 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Bendigo Bendigo Service Centre,
231 Lyttleton Terrace
14 December, 6:00 pm to 7:30 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
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, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Frankston Chisholm TAFE Frankston
Building D, Rooms 306 & 307 on 3rd Floor
8 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 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
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, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Caulfield The Theatrette, Glen Eira Town Hall, 
Corner of Glen Eira and Hawthorn Road
20 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Box Hill Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road
14 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Melbourne Melbourne CBD Library,
253 Flinders Lane
6 December, 6 pm to 8 pm

Centrelink and Carers

Topics covered:

  • Income and asset test explained
  • Respite Care
  • Review Process
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
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
Airport West Airport West Service Centre,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Shop 79, Louis Street
12 October, 6:30 pm to 8:00 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
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
Eltham Eltham Gateway,
1339 Main Road
8 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Understanding managed investments seminar

Topics covered:

  • What are managed investments and how they work
  • Research and monitoring
  • Taxation and managed investments
Location Venue Date and time
Boronia St Paul's Anglican Church,
Cnr Corset Road and William Street
18 October, 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
Taylors Lakes Starlight Convention Centre, Taylors Lakes Hotel,
7 Melton Highway
10 October, 6 pm to 9 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
Melbourne Melbourne CBD Library,
253 Flinders Lane
8 November, 6 pm to 8 pm

Page last updated: 25 September 2017