Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS)

Get help to deal with financial hardship.

Talk to a rural financial counsellor. It is a free service. They can give you individual support to meet your needs.

Eligibility

This service is for:

  • farmers
  • fishing enterprises
  • forest growers and harvesters
  • related small business owners.

You can access the RFCS if you are experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship.

Services

Rural financial counsellors will support you to make the right decisions for your business.

They can help you:

  • identify your financial and business options
  • develop an action plan
  • negotiate with your lenders
  • apply for Farm Household Allowance.

Rural financial counsellors do not give family, emotional or social counselling or financial advice.

They can give you referrals to other professional services. This includes accountants, agricultural advisors, education, or counselling.

Contact

Call 1800 686 175. They will refer you to your nearest RFCS office.

Locations

Find your local RFCS:

Download the financial counselling service map of Australia (PDF, 2 MB, 1 page) .

More support

Read more about support we provide for drought and other hardship.