How to handle your money

  • Centrelink - Financial Information Service educates and informs a wide range of people on financial issues.
    Address: No address available Phone: 13 23 00 Email:
  • Dollars and Sense - Borrowing and Lending provides lots of useful information about borrowing money.
  • Financial Counselling provides information and support to people experiencing financial problems.
    Address: No address available Phone: 1800 243 232 Email: No email address available
  • First Home Buyer Grant is a scheme introduced on 1 July 2000 to offset the effect of the GST on home ownership. It is a national scheme funded by the states and territories and administered under their own legislation.
  • Grants Links will help you find grants available through the Australian Government.
  • Grantsearch is a comprehensive funding database, with more than 3000 sources of financial support for study, travel, research, business and professional development, the arts, sport and community projects.
  • HomeStart Finance contains information about searching for a home, applying for a home loan, getting your deposit together, first homebuyers’ issues etc.
  • JCU Study Skills Online - Budgeting has information on skills to balance the budget.
  • Mobile Phones and Phone Plans has information and tips on phones and plans. Debt as a result of mobile phone overuse is a serious problem for many Australians who sign contracts they can't afford.
  • Money Stuff provides information on buying cars, computers, mobiles etc. And information on credit ,loans, renting and other money related topics.
  • MoneyMinded financial skills for the future.
  • MoneySmart Information and tools to help you to manage your money
  • Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFFA) has information about mortgages, home loan and business finance. MFAA was formed to raise standards among Mortgage Brokers, Finance Brokers, Mortgage Managers and Lenders.
  • Private Rental Support Service provides financial help to low income earners who are renting privately. The Private Rental Support Service is only available to eligible people.
    Address: No address available Phone: Launceston: 6333 3000 | Devonport: 6424 8581 | Burnie: 6431 8299 Email: No email address available
  • RateCity is Australia's leading financial comparison site, providing useful free online financial calculators, tools and links to inform you about your financial choices.
  • Real Estate Institute of Australia provides indicative costs of housing prices state-by-state and sales trends for particular suburbs and areas.
  • Sorting the money for study Here are the main options for funding your study, and how to make them happen.
  • Teaching Financial Literay This website includes resources and material to support Phase 1 of the new Australian Curriculum. It will be updated as the curriculum is rolled out.
  • Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) is a payment of up to $1,500 to help eligible young people cover some basic costs as they leave out-of-home care.
    Address: No address available Phone: 1300 653 227 Email:
  • Your Mortgage provides an interest rate comparison tool which makes searching and comparing the latest interest rates and loan features simple and efficient. Also contains helpful tips on mortgages, buying a home and investments.
  • Youth Central - Managing Money is aimed at 16-20 year olds to help with money management, budgeting, credit, loans and other related information.