Victoria

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

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
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive,
108 Gheringhap Street
8 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Frankston Chisholm TAFE Frankston Campus,
Building N101 at Bunurong Restaurant, Ground Floor, Enter via Kelso Street
8 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cheltenham Cheltenham Service Centre,
1242A Nepean Hightway
10 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Swan Hill Swan Hill Service Centre,
221 Beveridge Street
14 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Epping Quest Epping,
Cnr Cooper Street and Miller Street
15 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ringwood Realm,
179 Maroondah Highway
17 October, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Mildura Mildura Service Centre,
112 - 124 Deakin Avenue
22 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Bendigo Bendigo Service Centre,
231 Lyttleton Terrace
22 October, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Horsham Horsham Service Centre,
Cnr Darlot Street  and Mclachlan Street
28 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Malvern Malvern Library,
1255 High Street
30 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Taylors Lakes Taylors Lakes Hotel Convention Centre,
7 Melton Highway
31 October, 6 pm to 9 pm
Melbourne City Library,
253 Flinders Lane
14 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Shepparton Shepparton Library,
41-42 Marungi Street
25 November, 1 pm to 3 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
Epping Quest Epping,
Cnr Cooper Street and Miller Street
8 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Melbourne City Library,
253 Flinders Lane
7 November, 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
Box Hill Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road
18 September, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sale Wellington Shire Library, to book contact the library 03 51423146,
70 Foster Street
30 September, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive,
108 Gheringhap Street
1 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Frankston Chisholm TAFE Frankston Campus,
Building N101 at Bunurong Restaurant, Ground Floor, Enter via Kelso Street
1 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Echuca Echuca Library,
310 Hare Street
2 October, 1 pm to 3 pm
Caulfield Caulfield Cup Room, Glen Eira Town Hall,
Corner of Glen Eira Road and Hawthorn Road
2 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cheltenham Cheltenham Serice Centre,
1242A Nepean Hightway
3 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Ringwood Realm,
179 Maroondah Highway
10 October, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Mornington Mornington Community Information and Support Centre Inc,
320 Main Street
10 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Swan Hill Swan Hill Service Centre,
221 Beveridge Street
15 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Bulleen Bulleen Plaza Library,
79-109 Manningham Road
23 October, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Mildura Mildura Service Centre,
112 - 124 Deakin Avenue
24 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Bendigo Bendigo Service Centre,
231 Lyttleton Terrace
24 October, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Taylors Lakes Taylors Lakes Hotel Convention Centre,
7 Melton Highway
24 October, 6 pm to 9 pm
Horsham Horsham Service Centre,
Cnr Darlot Street and Mclachlan Street
29 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Epping Quest Epping,
Cnr Cooper Street and Miller Street
29 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Glen Waverley Glen Waverley Service Centre,
7 Bogong Avenue
7 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Shepparton Shepparton Library,
41-42 Marungi Street
11 November, 1 pm to 3 pm
Camberwell Parkview Room, The Camberwell Centre,
340 Camberwell Road
14 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Melbourne Council of the Ageing,
Level 4 533 Little Lonsdale Street
18 November, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Melbourne City Library,
253 Flinders Lane
28 November, 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
Caulfield The Theatrette, Glen Eira Town Hall,
Cnr Glen Eira Road & Hawthorn Road
7 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Echuca Echuca Library,
310 Hare Street
15 October, 1 pm to 3 pm
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive,
108 Gheringhap Street
15 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Frankston Chisholm TAFE Frankston Campus,
Building N101 at Bunurong Restaurant, Ground Floor, Enter via Kelso Street
15 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Doncaster Doncaster Library,
687 Doncaster Road
17 October, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cheltenham Cheltenham Service Centre,
1242A Nepean Hightway
17 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Epping  Quest Epping,
Cnr Cooper Street and Miller Street 
22 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ringwood Realm,
179 Maroondah Highway
24 October, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Balwyn Balwyn Library,
336 Whitehorse Road
30 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Taylors Lakes Taylors Lakes Hotel Convention Centre,
7 Melton Highway
7 November, 6 pm to 9 pm
Melbourne Council of Ageing,
Level 4 533 Little Lonsdale Street
11 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Glen Waverley Glen Waverley Service Centre,
7 Bogong Avenue
14 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Shepparton Shepparton Library,
41-42 Marungi Street
18 November, 1 pm to 3 pm
Melbourne City Library,
253 Flinders Lane
21 November, 6 pm to 8 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
Wonthaggi Wonthaggi Library,
6 Murray street
19 September, 11 am to 1 pm
Warrnambool Archie Graham Centre,
Timor Street
1 October, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Caulfield The Theatrette, Glen Eira Town Hall,
Cnr Glen Eira Road & Hawthorn Road
16 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Mornington Mornington Community Information and Support Centre Inc,
320 Main Street
18 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive,
108 Gheringhap Street
22 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Ringwood Realm,
179 Maroondah Highway
31 October, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Epping Quest Epping,
Cnr Cooper Street and Miller Street
12 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Camberwell Parkview Room The Camberwell Centre,
340 Camberwell Road 
21 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Glen Waverley Glen Waverley Service Centre,
7 Bogong Avenue
21 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Melbourne Council of Ageing,
Level 4 533 Little Lonsdale Street
25 November, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Ballarat Ballarat Library - Meeting Room,
178 Doveton Street North
25 November, 1:30 pm to 3:00 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
Warrnambool Archie Graham Centre,
Timor Street
1 October, 10:00 am to 11:45 am
Ballarat Ballarat Library - Meeting Room,
178 Doveton Street North
25 November, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

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
Spotswood Spotswood Kingsville RSL,
59 The Avenue
17 September, 6 pm to 9 pm
Lakes Entrance Lakes Entrance Library, to book contact the library on 03 5152 4225,
8 Mechanics Street
1 October, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Caulfield Caulfield Cup Room, Glen Eira Town Hall,
Corner of Glen Eira Road and Hawthorn Road
7 October, 10 am to 12 pm
Wonthaggi Wonthaggi Library,
6 Murray street
10 October, 11 am to 1 pm
Echuca Echuca Library,
310 Hare Street
22 October, 1 pm to 3 pm
Orbost Orbost Library, to book contact the library on 03 5152 4225,
Ruskin Street
22 October, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Caulfield The Theatrette, Glen Eira Town Hall,
Cnr Glen Eira Road & Hawthorn Road
23 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cheltenham Cheltenham Service Centre,
1242A Nepean Hightway
24 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Box Hill Box Hill Library,
1040 Whitehorse Road
13 November, 2 pm to 3 pm
Taylors Lakes Taylors Lakes Hotel Convention Centre,
7 Melton Highway
14 November, 6 pm to 9 pm
Doncaster  Doncaster Library,
687 Doncaster Road
26 November, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Camberwell Parkview Room The Camberwell Centre,
340 Camberwell Road
28 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Glen Waverley Glen Waverley Service Centre,
7 Bogong Avenue
28 November, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Melbourne Council of Ageing,
Level 4 533 Little Lonsdale Street
2 December, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Melbourne City Library,
253 Flinders Lane
5 December, 6 pm to 8 pm

Centrelink and Carers

Topics covered:

  • Payment Options
  • Respite care
  • Assets & Income Tests
  • Concessions.
Location Venue Date and time
Bendigo Bendigo Service Centre,
231 Lyttleton Terrace
17 October, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

General interest seminars

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
Fawkner Fawkner Library,
77 Jukes Road
29 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Glenroy Glenroy Library,
737 Pascoe Vale Road
8 November, 1 pm to 3 pm

Managing your money

Topics covered:

  • budgeting and saving
  • managing debts
  • planning for the future
  • protecting your assets.
Location Venue Date and time
Epping Quest Epping,
Cnr Cooper Street and Miller Street
1 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Box Hill Box Hill Library,
1040 Whitehorse Road
16 October, 2 pm to 3 pm
Melbourne City Library,
253 Flinders Lane
16 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
Geelong Australia Post Small Business Hive,
108 Gheringhap Street
29 October, 6 pm to 8 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
Kew Kew Library,
Cnr Cotham Road and Civic Drive
24 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Lilydale Box Hill TAFE,
34 - 40 John Street
18 November, 6 pm to 8 pm

Understanding property

Topics covered:

  • investing in the property market
  • different types of property and their features
  • financing options and rates of return
  • taxation and property investment
Location Venue Date and time
Lilydale Box Hill TAFE,
34 - 40 John Street
19 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Taylors Lakes Taylors Lakes Hotel Convention Centre,
7 Melton Highway
21 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
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Page last updated: 13 September 2019

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