Financial Information Service

Queensland

Find upcoming financial information service (FIS) seminars in Queensland.

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
Thuringowa Thuringowa Library, Von Steiglitz Room,
86 Thuringowa Drive
27 March, 10 am to 11:30 am
Mount Pleasant Gordon White Library,
54 Phillip Street
4 April, 6 pm to 8 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
Kirwan Townsville Thuringowa Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
28 March, 6 pm to 7:45 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
8 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
22 May, 5 pm to 6:30 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
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
3 April, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Gordon White Library,
54 Phillip Street
11 April, 6 pm to 8 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Service Centre,
190 - 194 Musgrave Street
24 April, 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Thuringowa Thuringowa Library, Von Steiglitz room,
86 Thuringowa Drive
10 April, 10 am to 11:30 am
Kingaroy Kingaroy RSL Club
126 Kingaroy Street
23 May, 6 pm to 7:30 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
Currumbin Currumbin RSL,
165 Duringan Street
10 April, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Currumbin Currumbin RSL,
165 Duringan Street
10 April, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
16 April, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Toowoomba Toowoomba Service Centre,
12 Bell Street
9 May, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
15 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Kingaroy Kingaroy RSL,
126 Kingaroy Street
23 May, 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Service Centre,
190 - 194 Musgrave Street
29 May, 5:15 pm to 7:15 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
Gympie Gympie Service Centre,
27 O'Connell Street
21 March, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Browns Plains Logan West Library,
69 Grand Plaza Drive
26 March, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Noosaville Noosa Service Centre,
28 Eenie Creek Road
10 April, 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
17 April, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
17 April, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Gympie Gympie Service Centre,
27 O'Connell Street
18 April, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Warwick Warwick Service Centre,
37 Albion Street
8 May, 2 pm to 4 pm
Noosaville Noosa Service Centre,
28 Eenie Creek Road
8 May, 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Toowoomba Toowoomba Service Centre,
12 Bell Street
9 May, 2 pm to 4 pm
Kingaroy Kingaroy RSL,
126 Kingaroy Street
9 May, 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Service Centre,
190 - 194 Musgrave Street
15 May, 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Gympie Gympie RSL,
217 Mary Street
27 May, 3:30 pm to 5:15 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
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Community Centre,
90 Reserve Road
5 April, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
37 - 39 Cotton Street
8 April, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Kirwan Townsville Thuringowa Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
11 April, 6 pm to 7:45 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
12 April, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Nerang Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre,
833 Southport Nerang Road
15 April, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
16 April, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Nerang Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre,
833 Southport Nerang Road
30 April, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
37 - 39 Cotton Street
30 April, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
8 May, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
8 May, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
14 May, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
22 May, 6 pm to 8 pm

Working beyond Age Pension age

Topics covered:

  • choices at Age Pension age
  • pensions Bonus Scheme
  • income test and work bonus
  • taxation and superannuation initiatives
Location Venue Date and time
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
28 May, 6 pm to 7:45 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
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
10 April, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Currumbin Currumbin RSL,
165 Duringan Street
14 May, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Currumbin Currumbin RSL,
165 Duringan Street
14 May, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
28 May, 4 pm to 5:45 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
29 May, 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
Cairns Cairns City Library, Meeting Room,
151 Abbott Street
2 April, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Investing for retirement

Topics covered:

  • fees and costs
  • the financial planning process
Location Venue Date and time
Stanthorpe Anglican Church Hall,
2 Corundum Street
7 May, 6 pm to 8 pm

Managing your money

Topics covered:

  • budgeting and saving
  • managing debts
  • planning for the future
  • protecting your assets
Location Venue Date and time
Springfield Central Springfield Central Library,
Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive,
Orion Springfield Central
18 April, 5 pm to 7 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
19 March, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
14 May, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
15 May, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
15 May, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Springfield Central Springfield Central Library,
Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive,
Orion Springfield Central
23 May, 5 pm to 7 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
19 March, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
14 May 4 pm to 5:45 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
2 April, 6:00 pm to 7:45 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
16 April, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Investing with Safety

Topics covered:

  • Investing with safety
Location Venue Date and time
Kingaroy Kingaroy RSL,
126 Kingaroy Street
9 May, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
14 May, 6 pm to 7:45 pm
Gympie Gympie RSL,
217 Mary Street
27 May, 6 pm to 7:45 pm
No seminars in your area? Tell us what seminar you’re interested in and where you’d like it run.

Page last updated: 15 March 2019