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 Central Von Stieglitz Room, Thuringowa Library,
86 Thuringowa Drive
18 September, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Toowoomba Toowoomba Service Centre,
12 Bell Street
23 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Shailer Park Logan Hyperdome Library,
60-70 Mandew Street
24 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Dalby Dalby Service Centre,
34-36 Patrick Street
29 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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
Mackay Dudley Denney Library,
Victoria Street
20 September, 11 am to 1 pm
Browns Plains Logan West Library,
69 Grand Plaza Drive
26 September, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Cairns Cairns Library,
151 Abbott Street 
15 October, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Thuringowa Central Von Stieglitz Room, Thuringowa Library,
86 Thuringowa Drive
16 October, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Mount Pleasant Gordon White Library,
54 Phillip Street 
23 October, 2 pm to 4 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Library, Fitzroy Room,
230 Bolsover Street
29 October, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
5 November, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
25 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Kirwan Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
4 December, 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
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
14 October, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
15 October, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Library, Fitzroy Room,
230 Bolsover Street
29 October, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Thuringowa Central Von Stieglitz Room, Thuringowa Library,
86 Thuringowa Drive
30 October, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
5 November, 6:00 pm to 7:45 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
Toowoomba Toowoomba Service Centre,
12 Bell Street
20 September, 2 pm to 4 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
24 September, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Mackay Dudley Denney Library,
Victoria Street
27 September, 11 am to 1 pm
Mount Pleasant Gordon White Library,
54 Phillip Street 
30 October, 2 pm to 4 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
Toowoomba Toowoomba Service Centre,
12 Bell Street
20 September, 10 am to 12 pm
Noosaville Noosa Service Centre,
28 Eenie Creek Road
9 October, 3 pm to 4 pm
Oakey Oakey RSL,
76 Campbell Street
17 October, 1 pm to 3 pm
Shailer Park Logan Hyperdome Library,
60-70 Mandew Street
23 October, 9 am to 11 am
Noosaville Noosa Service Centre,
28 Eenie Creek Road
6 November, 3 pm to 4 pm
Warwick Warwick Service Centre,
37 Albion Street
7 November 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Noosaville Noosa Service Centre,
28 Eenie Creek Road
4 December, 3 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
24 September, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Mackay Dudley Denney Library,
Victoria Street
4 October, 11 am to 1 pm
Springfield Central Springfield Central Library,
Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive, Orion Springfield Central
10 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Rockhampton Rockhmapton Service Centre,
190-194 Musgrave Street
16 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Gordon White Library,
54 Phillip Street
6 November, 2 pm to 4 pm
Thuringowa  Von Stieglitz Meeting Room,
86 Thuringowa Drive
13 November, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Shailer Park Logan Hyperdome Library,
60-70 Mandew Street
21 November, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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
22 October, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Kirwan Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
23 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Kirwan Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
20 November, 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
Thuringowa Central Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Rd & Kern Brothers Drive
3 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
22 October, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Toowoomba Toowoomba Service Centre,
12 Bell Street
6 November, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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
Rockhampton Rockhampton Library, Fitzroy Room,
230 Bolsover Street
8 October, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
North Rockhampton Rockhmapton Service Centre,
190-194 Musgrave Street
12 November, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Managing your money

Topics covered:

  • budgeting and saving
  • managing debts
  • planning for the future
  • protecting your assets
Location Venue Date and time
Cleveland Cleveland Library,
Cnr Middle Street and Bloomfield Street
25 September, 10 am to 11 am
Capalaba Capalaba Library,
Noleen Street
23 October, 10 am to 11 am
Victoria Point Victoria Point Library,
7-15 Bunker Roadt
27 November, 10 am to 11 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
North Rockhampton Rockhmapton Service Centre,
190-194 Musgrave Street
18 September, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
18 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Library - Fitzroy Room,
230 Bolsover Street
21 November, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Investing with Safety

Topics covered:

  • Investment Asset classes
  • Investments Risk and Volatility
  • Investment Timeframes
  • Safe investment principles
Location Venue Date and time
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
19 November, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Special Disability Trust

Topics covered:

  • What a Special Disability Trust is
  • Setting up Special Disability Trust
  • How Special Disability Trust work and Centrelink Assessment
  • Gifting and Special Disability Trusts
Location Venue Date and time
Cairns Cairns Library,
151 Abbott Street
19 November, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
No seminars in your area? Tell us what seminar you’re interested in and where you’d like it run.

Page last updated: 19 September 2019

Was this page useful?
Why?
Why not?

Thank you for your feedback.