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
Kilcoy Kay Avery Centre,
13 Kennedy Street
21 January, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
24 February, 4:30 pm to 6:00 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
North Lakes North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 2,
10 The Corso
16 December, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Kirwan Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
8 January, 6 pm to 8 pm
Innisfail Innisfail Library,
49 Rankin Street
29 January, 10 am to 12 pm
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
10 February, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Cairns

The Salvation Army - Meeting Room,

64 - 72 Hoare Street

12 February, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Thuringowa Von Stieglitz Meeting Room,
Thuringowa Library,
86 Thuringowa Drive
19 February, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Cleveland Cleveland Service Centre,
159 Bloomfield Street
20 February, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Mackay Dudley Denney Library,
134 Victoria Street
28 February, 11:30 am to 1:00 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
North Lakes North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 2,
10 The Corso
9 December, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Gympie Gympie Service Centre,
27 O'Connell Street
11 December, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Kilcoy The Kay Avery Centre,
13 Kennedy Street
21 January, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Kirwan Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
22 January, 6 pm to 8 pm
Innisfail Innisfail Library,
49 Rankin Street
29 January, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Cairns The Salvation Army - Meeting Room,
64 - 72 Hoare Street
12 February, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Kirwan Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
26 February, 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
Shailer Park Logan Hyperdome Library,
60-70 Mandew Street
12 December, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
North Lakes North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 2,
10 The Corso
17 December, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Kilcoy The Kay Avery Centre,
13 Kennedy Street
21 January, 2 pm to 3 pm
Carins The Salvation Army - Meeting Room,
64 - 72 Hoare Street
12 February, 3 pm to 5 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
Kilcoy The Kay Avery Centre,
13 Kennedy Street
21 January, 6 pm to 8 pm
Browns Plains Logan West Library,
69 Grand Plaza Drive
27 February, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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
Thuringowa Von Stieglitz Meeting Room,
Thuringowa Library,
86 Thuringowa Drive
14 January, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Kilcoy The Kay Avery Centre,
13 Kennedy Street
21 January, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Innisfail Innisfail Library,
49 Rankin Street
 
29 January, 2 pm to 4 pm
Kirwan Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road and Kern Brothers Drive
4 March, 6 pm to 8 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
North Lakes North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 2,
10 The Corso
10 December, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Kirwan Willows Service Centre,
Cnr Hervey Range Road & Kern Brothers Drive
12 February, 6 pm to 8 pm
Thuringowa Von Stieglitz meeting room,
Thuringowa Library,
86 Thuringowa Drive
4 March, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Mackay Dudley Denney Library,
134 Victoria Street
6 March, 11:30 am to 1:00 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: 11 December 2019