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
Grafton Room 2 , Grafton Library,
Pound Street
30 July, 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Room 2 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
31 July, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Chester Hill Chester Library and Knowledge Centre,
12 Chester Hill Road
15 August, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library,
Blackwall Road
16 August, 10 am to 12 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
3 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Grafton Room 2 , Grafton Library,
Pound Street
10 September 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
11 September, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
11 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Coffs Harbour Room 1 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
16 September, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Liverpool Mecure Hotel (adjoins Catholic Club),
428-458 Hoxton Park Road
18 September, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
20 September, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Menai Club Menai,
44-60 Allison Crescent
24 September, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Erina Erina Library, Meeting Room MS2,
Erina Fair Shopping Centre
26 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library at the Concourse, to book call Chatswood Library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue
30 September, 1:30 pm to 3:00 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
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
23 July, 6 pm to 8 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL,
77 Castle Street
1 August, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16 - 22 Murray Street
6 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Tuncurry WEA College,
Cnr Manning & Lakes Street
7 August, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
7 August, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Randwick Randwick Labor Club,
135 Alison Road
8 August, 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Chester Hill Chester Library and Knowledge Centre,
12 Chester Hill Road
8 August, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL,
Corner O'Connell & Macquarie Streets
12 August, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
14 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre
23 August, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Liverpool Mecure Hotel (adjoins Catholic Club),
428-458 Hoxton Park Road
28 August, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
9 October, 6 pm to 8 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
Toukley Toukley Library,
Cnr Main Road & Victoria Avenue
24 July 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Grafton Room 2, Grafton Library,
Pound Street
30 July, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Room 2 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
31 July, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Penrith Penrith RSL Club,
8 Tindale Street
31 July, 6 pm to 8 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library, to book please call Chatswood Library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue
1 August, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL,
77 Castle Street
8 August, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Gosford Australian Taxation Office,
Georgiana Terrace
14 August, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
20 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
20 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Chester Hill Chester Library and Knowledge Centre,
12 Chester Hill Road
22 August, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
28 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Cessnock Cessnock Library,
65-67 Vincent Street
6 September, 10 am to 12 pm
Grafton Room 2, Grafton Library,
Pound Street
10 September, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Room 1 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
16 September, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL,
Corner O'Connell & Macquarie Streets
18 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
18 September, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club,
83 Macquarie Road
19 September, 3 pm to 5 pm
Gosford Australian Taxation Office,
Georgina Terrace
25 September, 10 am to 12 pm
Liverpool Mecure Hotel (adjoins Catholic Club),
428-458 Hoxton Park Road
25 September, 6:30 pm to 8:00 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
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
19 July, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Ryde West Ryde Library, Bookings through the library. Details at https://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Events/Listing/Infocus-Accommodation-Option…,
2 Graf Avenue
15 August, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Randwick Randwick Labor Club,
135 Alison Road
15 August, 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
21 August, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
27 August, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Belmont Belmont Library,
19 Ernest Street
3 September, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Tuncurry WEA College,
Cnr Manning & Lakes Street
4 September, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Room 2 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
6 September, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Grafton Room 2 , Grafton Library,
Pound Street
17 September, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library, to book please call Chatswood Library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue
23 September, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Wallsend Wallsend Library,
30 Bunn Street
25 September, 10 am to 12 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
25 September, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
25 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library,
Blackwall Road
27 September, 10 am to 12 pm
Chester Hill Chester Library & Knowledge Centre,
12 Chester Hill Road
3 October, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Cessnock Cessnock Library,
65-67 Vincent Street
11 October, 12 pm to 2 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
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
30 July, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL,
Corner O'Connell & Macquarie Streets
31 July, 5:40 pm to 8:00 pm
Penrith Penrith RSL Club,
8 Tindale Street
14 August, 3 pm to 5 pm
Erina Erina Library, Meeting Room MS2,
Erina Fair Shopping Centre
15 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Coffs Harbour Room 1 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
19 August, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Grafton Room 2 , Grafton Library,
Pound Street
20 August, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Cessnock Cessnock Library,
65-67 Vincent Street
23 August, 10 am to 12 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club,
83 Macquarie Road
5 September, 3 pm to 5 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
11 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
26 September, 6 pm to 8 pm

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
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Bank Street
24 July 10 am to 12 pm
Randwick Randwick Labor Club,
135 Alison Road
25 July, 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Charlestown The Place,
Cnr Frederick & Pearson Streets
5 August, 2 pm to 4 pm
Salamander Bay Tomaree Library,
7 Community Close
8 August, 5 pm to 7 pm
Grafton Room 2 , Grafton Library,
Pound Street
13 August, 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Room 2 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
14 August, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Club,
77 Castle Street
14 August, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club
124 Princes Highway
21 August, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
27 August, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Penrith Penrith RSL Club,
8 Tindale Street
28 August, 3 pm to 5 pm
Wallsend Wallsend Library,
30 Bunn Street
28 August, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street 
28 August, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Cnr Main Road and Victoria Avenue
18 September, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tuncurry WEA College,
Cnr Manning & Lakes Street
2 October, 1:30 pm to to 3:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Room 2 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
4 October, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Liverpool Mecure Hotel (adjoins Catholic Club),
428-458 Hoxton Road
9 October, 6:30 pm to to 8:00 pm
Chester Hill Chester Library & Knowledge Centre,
12 Chester Hill Road
10 October, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Centrelink and Carers

Topics covered:

  • assistance for carers
Location Venue Date and time
Lakehaven Lake Haven Library,
Lake Haven Shopping Centre, Goobarabah Avenue
2 August, 10 am to 12 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
14 August, 5:45 pm to 7:30 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
Grafton Room 2 , Grafton Library,
Pound Street
13 August, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Room 2 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
14 August, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Room 2 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
4 October, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Charlestown The Place Community Centre,
Cnr Fredrick & Pearson Streets
8 October, 2 pm to 4 pm

Investing for retirement

Topics covered:

  • fees and costs
  • the financial planning process
Location Venue Date and time
Coffs Harbour Room 2 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
6 September, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Grafton Room 2 , Grafton Library,
Pound Street
17 September, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Managing your money

Topics covered:

  • budgeting and saving
  • managing debts
  • planning for the future
  • protecting your assets
Location Venue Date and time
Toronto Toronto Library,
Cnr Brighton Avenue and Pemell Street
25 July, 10 am to 12 pm
Raymond Terrace Raymond Terrace Library,
18a Sturgeon Street
5 September, 10:00 am 11:30 am

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
Toukely Toukley Library,
Corner Main Road and Victoria Avenue
21 August, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Bank Street
21 August, 4 pm to 6 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club,
83 Macquarie Road
22 August, 3 pm to 5 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL,
Corner O'Connell & Macquarie Streets
26 August, 11:00 am to 1:30 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
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
17 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
24 September, 6 pm to 8 pm

Understanding managed investments

Topics covered:

  • what are managed investments and how they work
  • research and monitoring
  • taxation and managed investments
Location Venue Date and time
Coffs Harbour Room 1 , Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
19 August, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Grafton Room 2 , Grafton Library,
Pound Street
20 August, 3:45 pm to 5:30 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
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
8 October, 6 pm to 8 pm

Investing with Safety

Topics covered:

  • Investing with safety
Location Venue Date and time
Speers Point Speers Point Library,
139 Main Road
5 August, 10 am to 12 pm
Swansea Swansea Library, Swansea Centre,
Pacific Highway
6 August, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Morisset Morisset Library,
39 Yambo Street
28 August, 10 am to 12 pm

Home Equity Loans for Seniors

Topics covered:

  • what are home equity conversion loans?
  • advantages and disadvantages
  • estate issues
  • the alternative options
Location Venue Date and time
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Bank Street
18 September, 4 pm to 6 pm
Salamander Bay Tomaree Library,
7 Community Close
10 October, 5 pm to 7 pm
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Page last updated: 19 July 2019

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