New South Wales

Find upcoming financial information service (FIS) seminars in New South Wales.

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
Chatswood Chatswood Library at the Concourse, to book contact the library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue
11 November, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
12 November, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
12 November, 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm
Bomaderry Bomaderry Bowling Club,
154 Meroo Road
13 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
13 December, 6:30 pm to 8:30 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
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
11 November, 11 am to 1 pm
Albury Albury Library Museum,
553 Kiewa Street
12 November, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Liverpool Mercure Hotel (adjoins Catholic Club),
428-458 Hoxton Park Road
20 November, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Narrandera Narrandera Ex Servicemen's Club,
41 Bolton Street
26 November, 11 am to 12 pm
Narrandera Narrandera Ex Servicemen's Club,
41 Bolton Street
26 November, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
26 November, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Library,
Cnr Grant & Gordon Street
27 November, 10 am to 12 pm
Cootamundra Cootamundra Library,
Wallendoon Street
28 November, 11 am to 12 pm
Cootamundra Cootamundra Library,
Wallendoon Street
28 November, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
28 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Taree Greater Taree City Coucil Library,
Interact Room, 242 Victoria Street
3 December, 10 am to 12 pm
Belmont Belmont Library,
19 Ernest Street
3 December, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
3 December, 6 pm to 8 pm
Toukley Toukley Library,
Cnr Main Road and Victoria Avenue
4 December, 2 pm to 4 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
4 December, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Harrington Harrington Library,
Harrington Community Village, Caledonia Street
5 December, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
15 January, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Dapto  Dapto Leagues Club,
Cnr Station Street & Bong Bong Road
22 January, 5:45 pm to 7:30 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
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
11 November, 2 pm to 4 pm
Chatswood Chatswood Library at the Concourse, to book contact the library on 02 9777 7900,
409 Victoria Avenue
18 November, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Nowra Nowra Service Centre,
4 Lawrence Avenue
19 November, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Albury Albury Library Museum,
554 Kiewa Street
19 November, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Wallsend Wallsend Library,
30 Bunn Street
20 November, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bomaderry Bomaderry Bowling Club,
154 Meroo Road
20 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Library,
Cnr Grant & Gordon Street
27 November, 1 pm to 3 pm
Dee Why Dee Why RSL,
932 Pittwater Road
28 November, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Taree Greater Taree City Coucil Library,
Interact Room, 242 Victoria Street
3 December, 1 pm to 3 pm
Caringbah The Tradies Caringbah,
Banksia Road
3 December, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Meeting Room, Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
4 December, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
17 December, 6:30 pm to 8:30 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
Erina Erina Library,
Meeting Room MS2, Erina Fair Shopping Centre
14 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
18 November, 11 am to 1 pm
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
26 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
2 December, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Grafton Room 2, Grafton Library,
Pound Street
3 December, 10:15 am to 11:45 am
Coffs Harbour Meeting Room, Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
4 December, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
4 December, 6 pm to 8 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
Camden Camden Service Centre,
16-22 Murray Street
12 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
East Maitland East Maitland Bowling Club,
Bank Street
13 November, 4 pm to 6 pm
Macksville Macksville Library,
Princess Street
14 November, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Bankstown Bankstown Service Centre,
2-14 Meredith Street
19 November, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
20 November, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Campbelltown  Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
20 November, 6 pm to 8 pm
West Kempsey Kempsey Library,
Elbow Street
21 November, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
27 November, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Raymond Terrace Raymond Terrace Library,
18a Sturgeon Street
5 December, 2 pm to 4 pm
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
18 December, 6:30 pm to 8:30 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
Nowra Nowra Service Centre,
4 Larence Avenue
12 November, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Macksville

Macksville Library,

Princess Street

14 November, 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Springwood Springwood Sports Club ,
83 Macquarie Road
14 November, 3 pm to 5 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
18 November, 2 pm to 4 pm
Kogarah St George Leagues Club,
124 Princes Highway
20 November, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
West Kempsey Kempsey Library,
Elbow Street
21 November, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Tuggerah Tuggerah Library,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Wyong Road
22 November, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Grafton Room 2, Grafton Library,
Pound Street
26 November, 10:30 pm to 12:00 pm
Gymea The Tradies Gymea,
The Kingsway
26 November, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Meeting Room, Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
27 November, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Rd
27 November, 2 pm to 4 pm
Campbelltown Campbelltown Service Centre,
8-10 Browne Street
9 December, 6 pm to 8 pm

Centrelink and Carers

Topics covered:

  • payment options
  • respite care
  • assets & income tests
  • concessions.
Location Venue Date and time
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
2 December, 3:30 pm to 4:30 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
Toukley Toukley Library,
Cnr Main Road and Victoria Avenue
20 November, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bankstown Bankstown Service Centre,
2-14 Meredith Street
26 November, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Grafton Room 2, Grafton Library,
Pound Street
26 November, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Albury Albury Library Museum,
555 Kiewa Street
26 November, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Meeting Room, Coffs Community Village,
22 Earl Street (Behind Coles)
27 November, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
2 December, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Financial Fitness

Topics covered:

  • reviewing your financial position
  • investing with safety
  • asset classes and risk
  • estate planning.
Location Venue Date and time
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Rd
27 November, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Investing with safety

Topics covered:

  • investment asset classes
  • investments risk and volatility
  • investment timeframes
  • safe investment principles.
Location Venue Date and time
West Ryde Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club,
117 Ryedale Rd
27 November, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Circular Quay Customs House Library,
31 Alfred Street
2 December, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Retrenched or leaving your job

Topics covered:

  • Centrelink options while you look for work
  • superannuation issues
  • financial planning
  • looking for work.
Location Venue Date and time
Burwood Burwood RSL Club,
96 Shaftesbury Road
12 November, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Fairy Meadow The Fraternity Club,
11 Bourke Street
13 November, 5:45 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
Dee Why Dee Why RSL,
1932 Pittwater Road
28 November, 8:00 pm to 9:45 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
Bondi Junction Waverley Library,
34-48 Denison Street
4 December, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

No seminars in your area?

You can contact us directly for information about financial matters:

  • over the phone by calling the Older Australians line and say Financial Information Service when prompted, or
  • at a personal appointment with a FIS officer if they have more complex enquiries.

Contact a FIS officer for more information.

Page last updated: 12 November 2019