Financial Information Service

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 email the FIS seminars booking team at least 3 days before the seminar. Don't forget to 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
  • how you found out about the seminar, such as a newspaper, flyer or Facebook

You can also call our FIS seminar booking phone line and book over the phone.

Planning for retirement seminars

Understanding superannuation

Topics covered:

  • how superannuation works
  • who can contribute
  • accumulations and options within funds
  • access to superannuation
Location Venue Date and time
Epping Epping Leisure and Learning Centre, to book, please book online at www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/library,
Chambers Court
19 March, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library, to book please contact Chatswood Library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue
28 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Macksville Macksville Library,
Princess Street
4 April, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
10 April, 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Erina Erina Library,
The Hive, Erina Fair Shopping Centre
11 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Albury Albury Library Museum,
553 Kiewa Street
16 April, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princess Highway
17 April, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL Club,
Cnr O'Connell and Macquarie Streets
24 April, 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Menai Club Menai,
44 - 60 Allison Crescent
30 April, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
30 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Banks Street
1 May, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
8 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Gosford Australian Taxation Office,
Georgiana Terrace
21 May, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
28 May, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Getting ready for retirement seminars

Age Pension and your choices

Topics covered:

  • income and assets tests
  • deeming investments
  • concession issues and tax issues
  • your retirement choices
Location Venue Date and time
Leeton Leeton Soldiers Club,
Yanco Avenue
19 March, 11 am to 12 pm
Griffith Griffith Leagues Club,
2 Bridge Road
20 March, 11 am to 12 pm
Tumut Club Tumut,
24-30 Richmond Street
21 March, 11 am to 12 pm
Nowra Quest Nowra,
130 Kinghorne Street
25 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Lake Haven Lake Haven Library,
Lake Haven Shopping Centre, Goobarabah Avenue
29 March, 10 am to 12 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL,
77 Castle Street
1 April, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Albury Albury Library Museum,
553 Kiewa Street
2 April, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Banks Street
3 April, 4 pm to 6 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL,
Cnr O'Connell and Macquarie Streets
8 April, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre
10 April, 10 am to 12 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
1 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Chatswood

Chatswood Library, to book please contact Chatswood Library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue

2 May, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Dee Why Dee Why RSL,
932 Pittwater Road
16 May, 6 pm to 7:45 pm

Understanding retirement income streams

Topics covered:

  • how income streams work
  • options available
  • tax and Centrelink assessment
  • the consequences of your choices
Location Venue Date and time
Chester Hill Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre,
12 Chester Hill Road
20 March, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Belmont Belmont Library, Meeting Room,
19 Ernest Street
26 March, 3 pm to 5 pm
Gosford Australian Taxation Office,
Georgiana Terrace
5 April, 10 am to 12 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL,
77 Castle Street
10 April, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library, to book please contact Chatswood Library on 02 9777 7900
409 Victoria Avenue
11 April, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Menai Club Menai,
44 - 60 Allison Crescent
30 April, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Nowra Quest Nowra,
130 Kinghorne Street
6 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
8 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Erina Erina Library,
The Hive, Erina Fair Shopping Centre
23 May, 6 pm to 8 pm

Living in retirement seminars

Accommodation options in retirement

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
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
26 March, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
26 March, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
32-48 Denison Street
27 March, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Nowra Quest Nowra,
130 Kinghorne Street
8 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Chester Hill Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre,
12 Chester Hill Road
10 April, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Dee Why Dee Why RSL,
932 Pittwater Road
11 April, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library,
Blackwall Road
12 April, 10 am to 12 pm
Wallsend Wallsend Library,
30 Bunn Street
8 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Salamander Bay Tomaree Library,
20 Town Centre Circuit
16 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club,
83 Macquarie Road
16 May, 3 pm to 5 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
22 May, 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
28 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Banks Street
29 May, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Understanding your pension

Topics covered:

  • choices and consequences
  • making the most of your pension
  • Centrelink assessment issues
  • rights and obligations
Location Venue Date and time
Chatswood Chatswood Library, to book please contact Chatswood Library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue
18 March, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Goulburn Goulburn Service Centre,
132-136 Auburn Street
18 March, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Windsor Windsor RSL Club,
36 Argyle street
21 March, 3 pm to 5 pm
Salamander Bay Tomaree Library,
20 Town Centre Circuit
28 March, 5 pm to 7 pm
Goulburn Goulburn Service Centre,
132-136 Auburn Street
1 April, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Grafton Grafton Library Meeting Room,
Pound Street
3 April, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tuncurry WEA Coast Tuncurry,
Cnr Lakes and Manning Streets
3 April, 2 pm to 4 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
17 April, 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Nowra Quest Nowra,
130 Kinghorne Street
29 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
1 May, 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Springwood Springwood Sport Club,
83 Macquarie Road
2 May, 3 pm to 5 pm
North Sydney Stanton Library,
234 Miller Street
6 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
7 May, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
14 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Belmont Belmont Library,
9 Ernest Street
15 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Liverpool Club Liverpool,
185 George Street
15 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
21 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
28 May, 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Corner Main Road and Victoria Avenue
29 May, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

General interest seminars

Aged care - fees and charges

Topics covered:

  • entry into different levels of care
  • fees and charges
  • options for your former home
  • pension issues
Location Venue Date and time
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
26 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Penrith Penrith RSL Club,
8 Tindale Street
27 March, 3 pm to 5 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
3 April, 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
32-48 Denison Street
3 April, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Windsor Windsor RSL Club,
36 Argyle Street
4 April, 3 pm to 5 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
10 April, 3 pm to 5 pm
Wallsend Wallsend Library,
30 Bunn Street
10 April, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Corner Main Road and Victoria Avenue
17 April, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tuncurry WEA Coast Tuncurry,
Cnr Lakes and Manning Streets
17 April, 2 pm to 4 pm
Chester Hill Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre,
12 Chester Hill Road
17 April, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL,
77 Castle Street
18 April, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Liverpool Club Liverpool,
185 George Street
18 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Charlestown Charlestown Community Centre, The Place,
Cnr Frederick and Pearson Streets
29 April, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Coffs Community College Room,
11B Park Avenue
30 April, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Grafton Grafton Library, Meeting Room,
Pound Street
1 May, 3 pm to 4:30 pm
North Sydney Stanton Library,
234 Miller Street
9 May, 10 am to 12 pm
Nowra Quest Nowra
130 Kinghorne Street
13 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL,
Cnr O'Connell and Macquarie Streets
20 May, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club
124 Princes Highway
22 May, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club,
83 Macquarie Road
30 May, 3 pm to 5 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library, to book please contact Chatswood Library on 02 9777 7900
409 Victoria Avenue
30 May, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library,
Blackwall Road
31 May, 10 am to 12 pm

Centrelink and Carers

Topics covered:

  • assistance for carers
Location Venue Date and time
Nowra Quest Nowra,
130 Kinghorne Street
1 April, 6 pm to 8 pm

Estate planning for older people

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
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
3 April, 3 pm to 5 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Banks Street
3 April, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Penrith Penrith RSL Club,
8 Tindale Street
10 April, 3 pm to 5 pm
Windsor Windsor RSL Club,
36 Argyle street
18 April, 3 pm to 5 pm
Chester Hill Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre,
12 Chester Hill Road
24 April, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Coffs Harbour Coffs Community College Room,
11B Park Avenue
30 April, 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Grafton Grafton Library, Meeting Room,
Pound Street
1 May, 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
7 May, 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Lake Haven Lake Haven Library
Lake Haven Shopping Centre, Goobarabah Avenue
17 May, 10 am to 12 pm

Investing for retirement

Topics covered:

  • fees and costs
  • the financial planning process
Location Venue Date and time
Toukely Toukley Library,
Corner Main Road and Victoria Avenue
20 March, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library, to book please contact Chatswood Library on 02 9777 7900
409 Victoria Avenue
29 April, 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Managing your money

Topics covered:

  • budgeting and saving
  • managing debts
  • planning for the future
  • protecting your assets
Location Venue Date and time
Albury Albury Library Museum,
553 Kiewa Street
9 April, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Retirement reality and investment choices

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
Grafton Grafton Library Meeting Room,
Pound Street
27 March, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Coffs Community College Room,
11B Park Avenue
29 March, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
7 May, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Running your own super fund

Topics covered:

  • how DIY superannuation works
  • advantages and disadvantages
  • setup fees and costs
  • administration requirements
Location Venue Date and time
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
19 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
20 March, 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
26 March, 6 pm to 8 pm
Coffs Harbour Coffs Community College Room,
11B Park Avenue
1 April, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Grafton Grafton Library Meeting Room,
Pound Street
3 April, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Understanding property

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
Grafton Grafton Library, Meeting Room,
Pound Street
27 March, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Coffs Community College Room,
11B Park Avenue
1 April, 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
9 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Dee Why Dee Why RSL,
932 Pittwater Road
11 April, 8:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
16 April, 6 pm to 8 pm

Understanding shares

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
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
20 March, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
23 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
30 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Dee Why Dee Why RSL,
932 Pittwater Road
16 May, 8 pm to 9:45 pm
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Page last updated: 15 March 2019