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
Maryborough Maryborough Council Library,
127 Bazaar Street
30 January, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
13 February, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
13 February, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
5 March, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Mackay Dudley Denley City Library,
134 Victoria Street
7 March, 1 pm to 3 pm
Dalby Myall Youth & Community Network Centre,
Cnr Nicholson & Drayton Sts
12 March, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
13 March, 5:00 pm to 6:30 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
5 February, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
13 February, 5:00 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
5 February, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Maryborough Maryborough Council Library,
127 Bazaar Street
6 February, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
13 March, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
13 March, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Mackay Dudley Denley City Library,
134 Victoria Street
14 March, 1 pm to 3 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
Gympie Gympie Service Centre,
27 O'Connell Street
24 January, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Community Centre, Youth Space Room,
90 Reserve Road
11 February, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Nerang Nerang Service Centre,
Cnr White and Cotton Street
11 February, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Noosaville Noosa Service Centre,
28 Eenie Creek Road
13 February, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Maryborough Maryborough Council Library,
127 Bazaar Street
13 February, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
13 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
19 February, 4:00 pm to 5:45 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
Maryborough Maryborough Council Library,
127 Bazaar Street
23 January, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Currumbin Currumbin RSL,
165 Duringan Street
5 February, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Currumbin Currumbin RSL,
165 Duringan Street
5 February, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
6 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Stanthorpe Anglican Church Hall,
2 Corundum St
12 February, 2 pm to 4 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Service Centre,
190 - 194 Musgrave Street
13 February, 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Kingaroy Kingaroy Service Centre,
21 Markwell Street
14 February, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Gympie Gympie Service Centre,
27 O'Connell Street
21 February, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Dalby Myall Youth & Community Network Centre,
Cnr Nicholson & Drayton Sts
12 March, 2 pm to 4 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
12 March, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Noosaville Noosa Service Centre,
28 Eenie Creek Road
13 March, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Caloundra Caloundra Service Centre,
54 Canberra Terrace
14 March, 3:00 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
19 February, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
20 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Currumbin Currumbin RSL,
165 Duringan Street
6 March, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Currumbin Currumbin RSL,
165 Duringan Street
6 March, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Investing for retirement

Topics covered:

  • fees and costs
  • the financial planning process
Location Venue Date and time
Dalby Myall Youth & Community Network Centre,
Cnr Nicholson & Drayton Sts
5 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Toowoomba Toowoomba Service Centre,
12 Bell Street
20 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Warwick Warwick RSL,
65 Albion St
11 March, 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
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
12 February, 5:30 pm to 7:00 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
Rockhampton Rockhampton Service Centre,
190 - 194 Musgrave Street
13 March, 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
19 March, 4:00 pm to 5:45 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

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
5 March, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
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Page last updated: 18 January 2019