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Rural Financial Counselling

Primary producers can receive free, impartial and confidential financial counselling

Primary producers can receive free, impartial and confidential financial counselling

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About Rural Financial Counselling

If you’re a primary producer in Southern Queensland we offer free, impartial and confidential financial counselling.

Our Financial Counsellors can help you work through your farm’s financial difficulties and get things back on track. To be eligible, your farm needs to be experiencing or at risk of financial hardship. So get in touch if any of the following apply to your farm business:

  • struggling to rebuild your stock numbers or replant crops
  • difficulty paying bills
  • troubles meeting loan repayments
  • your overdraft is reaching its limit or you are short on working capital
  • money outstanding with the ATO
  • farm has made a loss
  • impacted by drought or severe weather event
  • need assistance with Farm Business Debt Mediation.

By talking with us early, such as when cash flow first starts to get tight, we can help you get the best results. However, we can also help you at later stages of your business journey. Our Financial Counsellors provide practical information and support. So you can make the best decisions to manage your farm’s financial difficulties and move forward with a plan for a better future.

We can visit you on farm or at another suitable location. Alternatively, we’re also available to talk on the phone or via a video chat.

How we can help

Farm health check

We’ll look at your financials to see what’s working well and what could be performing better.

Rural specialists

Our qualified Financial Counsellors have specialised rural knowledge to help your farm business.

Find tailored solutions

We will work with you to find the best solutions to improve your farm’s situation.

Free service

Our service is completely free. We’re funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

Wide range of assistance

We can assist with farm business plans, improving cash flow, bank negotiations – just to name a few…

Delivered by locals

Our service is delivered by local Financial Counsellors who know the issues affecting local producers.

Support network

We can connect you with broader professional advice, such as legal, accounting and mediation.

Access financial support

We can help you access available grants and assistance including the Farm Household Allowance.

Our Rural Financial Counsellors

Get in touch with one of our Rural Financial Counsellors to access our free, impartial and confidential financial counselling. Our Financial Counsellors are located in the following Southern Queensland regions:

John Lacey

Central Queensland

Supporting Rockhampton, Livingstone and surrounding areas

Hannah Mrowka

Central Queensland

Supporting Central Highlands and surrounding areas

Bronwyn Schultz

Central Queensland

Supporting Banana and surrounding areas

Kath Clarke

Central Queensland / Wide Bay Burnett

Supporting Gladstone, Bundaberg and surrounding areas

Kim Corfield

Wide Bay Burnett

Supporting North Burnett, Wide Bay and surrounding areas

Ann Boyle

Wide Bay Burnett

Supporting South Burnett and surrounding areas

Craig Hilton

Wide Bay Burnett

Supporting Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Gympie and surrounding areas

Derk Abberfield

Wide Bay Burnett / South East Queensland

Supporting Gympie, Fraser Coast and Sunshine Coast

Vicki Franklin

South East Queensland

Supporting Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset and surrounding areas

Warren Ryan

South East Queensland / Darling Downs

Supporting Southern Downs, Scenic Rim and surrounding areas

Micheal Fagg

Darling Downs

Supporting Toowoomba and surrounding areas

Jen Turner

Darling Downs

Supporting Toowoomba and surrounding areas

Hilary Weedon

Darling Downs

Supporting Western Downs and surrounding areas

Al Vickers

Darling Downs / South West Queensland

Supporting Goondiwindi, Balonne and surrounding areas

Goondiwindi and St George Offices
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Nathan Wichlacz

South West Queensland

Supporting Maranoa and surrounding areas

Fred Clark

South West Queensland

Supporting Maranoa and surrounding areas

Angie Bowden

South West Queensland

Supporting Bulloo, Murweh, Paroo, Quilpie and Blackall-Tambo areas

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