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
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
29 July, 6 pm to 8 pm
Cairns Cairns Library,
151 Abbott Street 
6 August, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Thuringowa Central Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
8 August, 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
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
9 September, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thuringowa Central Von Stieglitz Room, Thuringowa Library,
86 Thuringowa Drive
18 September, 10:00 am to 12:30 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
Thuringowa Central Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
30 July, 6 pm to 8 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
5 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Library, Fitzroy Room,
230 Bolsover Street
6 August, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
19 August, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Cairns Cairns Library,
151 Abbott Street 
20 August, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Mackay Dudley Denney Library,
Victoria Street
20 September, 11 am to 1 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
Thuringowa Central Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
1 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
North Rockhampton Rockhampton Service Centre,
190-194 Musgrave Street
21 August, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Mackay Service Centre,
12 Greenfields Boulevard
26 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Thuringowa Central Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
5 September 6 pm to 8 pm
Springfield Central Springfield Central Library,
Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive, Orion Springfield Central
12 September 10 am to 12 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
Rockhampton Rockhampton  Library, Fitzroy Room,
230 Bolsover Street
5 September, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
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

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
Noosaville Noosa Service Centre,
28 Eenie Creek Road
7 August, 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 Library,
151 Abbott Street
23 July, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Main Auditorium,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
24 July, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Nerang Nerang Bicenntenial Community Centre, Room 1,
833 Southport-Nerang Road
5 August, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm 
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
6 August, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cairns Cairns Library,
151 Abbott Street
6 August, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
13 August, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Room 2.2,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
14 August, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Thuringowa Central Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
22 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Nerang Nerang Bicenntenial Community Centre, Room 1,
833 Southport-Nerang Road
26 August, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Room 2.2,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
28 August, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Biggera Waters Biggera Waters Service Centre,
95 Brisbane Road
3 September, 5:30 pm to 7:00  pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Library, Fitzroy Room,
230 Bolsover Street
5 September, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Nerang Nerang Bicenntenial Community Centre, Room 1,
833 Southport-Nerang Road
6 September, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Robina Robina Community Centre, Room 2.2,
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
11 September, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
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

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
Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island Magnetic Island Community Care,
7 Apjohn Street
30 July, 10 am to 12 pm
Thuringowa Central Von Stieglitz Room, Thuringowa Library,
86 Thuringowa Drive
7 August, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Thuringowa Central Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Rd & Kern Brothers Drive
3 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
Thuringowa Central Von Stieglitz Room, Thuringowa Library,
86 Thuringowa Drive
28 August, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
3 September, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Rockhampton Rockhampton Library, Fitzroy Room,
230 Bolsover Street
8 October, 9:30 am to 11:30 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
3 September, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
North Rockhampton Rockhmapton Service Centre,
190-194 Musgrave Street
18 September, 5:30 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
Cairns Cairns City Library,
151 Abbott Street
20 August, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Thuringowa Central Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
29 August, 6 pm to 8 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
Thuringowa Central Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
19 September, 6 pm to 8 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
23 July, 6:00 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: 19 July 2019

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