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
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
Hornsby Hornsby Library, to book please visit the Library website or call 02 9847 6614,
28-44 George Street
11 October, 1 pm to 3 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
16 October, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
North Sydney Stanton Library,
234 Miller Street
17 October, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
17 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Gosford Australian Taxation Office,
Georgiana Terrace
22 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Road
30 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Tuncurry WEA College,
Cnr Manning & Lakes Street
6 November, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library at the Concourse, to book contact the library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue
11 November, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
12 November, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
12 November, 7:45 pm to 9:15 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
Parramatta Parramatta RSL,
Corner O'Connell & Macquarie Streets
6 November, 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
11 November, 11 am to 1 pm
Albury Albury Library Museum,
553 Kiewa Street
12 November, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Liverpool Mercure Hotel (adjoins Catholic Club),
428-458 Hoxton Park Road 
20 November, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Narrandera Narrandera Ex Servicemen's Club,
41 Bolton Street
26 November, 11 am to 12 pm
Narrandera Narrandera Ex Servicemen's Club,
41 Bolton Street
26 November, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
26 November, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cootamundra Cootamundra Library,
Wallendoon Street
28 November, 11 am to 12 pm
Cootamundra Cootamundra Library,
Wallendoon Street
28 November, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
28 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Belmont Belmont Library,
19 Ernest Street
3 December, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
3 December, 6 pm to 8 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Cnr Main Road and Victoria Avenue
4 December,2 pm to 4 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
4 December, 7:00 pm to 8:30 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
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
Lakehaven  Lakehaven Library,
Lakehaven Shopping Centre, Goobarabah Avenue
4 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway 
22 October, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Blacktown Blacktown RSL Club,
Second Avenue
23 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
North Sydney Stanton Library,
234 Miller Street
24 October, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Road
30 October, 2 pm to 4 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
30 October, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Belmont Belmont Library,
19 Ernest Street
5 November, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
6 November, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
11 November, 2 pm to 4 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library at the Concourse, to book contact the library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue
18 November, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Albury Albury Library Museum,
554 Kiewa Street
19 November, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Wallsend Wallsend Library,
30 Bunn Street
20 November, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Caringbah The Tradies Caringbah,
Banksia Road
3 December, 7:00 pm to 8:30 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
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
Taree Greater Taree City Council Library,
Interact Room, 242 Victoria Street
30 September, 10:15 am to 12:15 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, 10 am to 12 pm
Parramatta Parramatta RSL,
Corner O'Connell & Macquarie Streets 
16 October, 11 am to 1:30 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
16 October, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Toronto Toronto Library,
Cnr Brighton and Pemell Street
17 October, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club,
83 Macquarie Road
17 October, 3 pm to 5 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Cnr Main Road and Victoria Avenue
23 October, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Penrith Penrith RSL Club,
8 Tindale Street
6 November, 3 pm to 5 pm
Erina Erina Library,
Meeting Room MS2, Erina Fair Shopping Centre
14 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
18 November, 11 am to 1 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
26 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
4 December, 6 pm to 8 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
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
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
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
18 October, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
22 October, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Gordon Gordon Library,
799 Pacific Highway
22 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Road
30 October, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library,
Blackwall Road
8 November, 10 am to 12 pm
Campbelltown Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
12 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Bank Street
13 November, 4 pm to 6 pm
Bankstown Bankstown Service Centre,
2-14 Meredith Street
19 November, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
20 November, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Campbelltown  Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
20 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
27 November, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Raymond Terrace Raymond Terrace Library,
18a Sturgeon Street
5 December, 2 pm to 4 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
Toukley Toukley Library,
Cnr Main Road and Victoria Avenue
18 September, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Taree Greater Taree City Council Library,
Interact Room, 242 Victoria Street
30 September, 1 pm to 3 pm
Tuncurry WEA College,
Cnr Manning & Lakes Street
2 October, 1:30 pm to to 3:30 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
Woy Woy Woy Woy Library,
Blackwall Road
18 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club ,
83 Macquarie Road
14 November, 3 pm to 5 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
18 November, 2 pm to 4 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
20 November, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library at the Concourse, to book contact the library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue
21 November, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
22 November, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
26 November, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Rd
27 November, 2 pm to 4 pm

Centrelink and Carers

Topics covered:

  • Payment Options
  • Respite care
  • Assets & Income Tests
  • Concessions
Location Venue Date and time
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
17 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
2 December, 3:30 pm to 4:30 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
Charlestown The Place Community Centre,
Cnr Fredrick & Pearson Streets
8 October, 2 pm to 4 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Bank Street
17 October, 4 pm to 6 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club ,
83 Macquarie Road 
31 October, 3 pm to 5 pm
Hornsby Hornsby Library, to book please visit the Library website or call 02 9847 6614,
28-44 George Street
8 November, 1 pm to 3 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Cnr Main Road and Victoria Avenue
20 November, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bankstown Bankstown Service Centre,
2-14 Meredith Street 
26 November, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Albury Albury Library Museum,
555 Kiewa Street
26 November, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
2 December, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Financial Fitness

Topics covered:

  • Reviewing your financial position
  • Investing with safety
  • Asset classes and risk
  • Estate planning
Location Venue Date and time
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Rd
27 November, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Investing for retirement

Topics covered:

  • fees and costs
  • the financial planning process.
Location Venue Date and time
Grafton Room 2 , Grafton Library,
Pound Street
17 September, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Investing with safety

Topics covered:

  • Investment Asset classes
  • Investments Risk and Volatility
  • Investment Timeframes
  • Safe investment principles
Location Venue Date and time
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Rd
27 November, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
2 December, 11:00 am to 12:30 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
Erina Erina Library,
Meeting Room MS2, Erina Fair Shopping Centre
17 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Charlestown Charlestown Library,
Ridley Street
24 October, 1 pm to 2 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
31 October, 6 pm to 8 pm

Retrenched or leaving your job

Topics covered:

  • Centrelink options while you look for work
  • superannuation issues
  • financial planning
  • looking for work.
Location Venue Date and time
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
12 November, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
13 November, 5:45 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
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
17 September, 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
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
22 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Campbeltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
30 October, 6 pm to 8 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
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
16 October, 6 pm to 8 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: 17 September 2019

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