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
Warwick Warwick RSL,
65 Albion Street
3 June, 6 pm to 8 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
4 June, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
12 June, 6 pm to 8 pm
Toowoomba Toowoomba Golf Club,
254 South Street
12 June, 6 pm to 8 pm
Springfield Central Springfield Central Library,
Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive, Orion Springfield Central
15 August, 5 pm to 7 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
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
22 May, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Lawnton Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre,
865 Gympie Road
27 May, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Springfield Central Springfield Central Library,
Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive,
Orion Springfield Central
6 June, 5 pm to 7 pm
Lawnton Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre,
865 Gympie Road
11 June, 6:30 pm to 8:00 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
Kingaroy Kingaroy RSL Club
126 Kingaroy Street
23 May, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Caboolture Caboolture Senior Citizen Centre,
24 Hasking Street
23 May, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Lawnton Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre,
865 Gympie Road
3 June, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Gympie Gympie RSL,
217 Mary Street
6 June, 6:00 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
Kingaroy Kingaroy RSL,
126 Kingaroy Street
23 May, 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Lawnton Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre,
865 Gympie Road
28 May, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Service Centre,
190 - 194 Musgrave Street
29 May, 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Gympie Gympie RSL,
217 Mary Street
6 June, 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Springfield Central Springfield Central Library,
Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive,
Orion Springfield Central
18 July, 5 pm to 7 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 RSL,
217 Mary Street
27 May, 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Noosaville Noosa Service Centre,
28 Eenie Creek Road
5 June, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
5 June, 6 pm to 8 pm
Caboolture Caboolture Senior Citizen Centre,
24 Hasking Street
6 June, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Lawnton Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre,
865 Gympie Road
10 June, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Noosaville Noosa Service Centre,
28 Eenie Creek Road
10 July, 3 pm to 4:30 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
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
22 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Caboolture Caboolture Senior Citizen Centre,
24 Hasking Street
30 May, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Lawnton Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre,
865 Gympie Road
4 June, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Community Centre,
90 Reserve Road
11 June, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Nerang Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre,
833 Southport Nerang Road
24 June, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Community Centre,
90 Reserve Road
10 July, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Nerang Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre,
833 Southport Nerang Road
17 July, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
18 July, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
24 July, 10:30 am to 12:00 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, 6:00 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
28 May, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
29 May, 6 pm to 8 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
26 June, 6 pm to 8 pm
Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island Magnetic Island Community Care,
7 Apjohn Street
23 July, 10 am to 12 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
Springfield Central Springfield Central Library,
Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive,
Orion Springfield Central
23 May, 5 pm to 7 pm

Salary sacrifice

Topics covered:

  • how salary sacrifice works
  • salary sacrifice to super and other choices
  • taxation and salary sacrifice
  • impact on family payment
Location Venue Date and time
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
4 June, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Investing with Safety

Topics covered:

  • Investing with safety
Location Venue Date and time
Gympie Gympie RSL,
217 Mary Street
27 May, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Service Centre,
190 - 194 Musgrave Street
25 June, 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
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Page last updated: 21 May 2019