Welfare Payments & Access to Funds
30 Stephen Street Mount Barker
Providing social security payments and services to Australians including Job Seeker and Rent Assistance.
Farmer Assistance Hotline
Provides assistance for farmers and their families who are experiencing financial hardship.
No Interest Loan Scheme - NILS
NILS is a No Interest Loan Scheme for people on a low income who cannot obtain fair and affordable credit. No Interest Loans (NILS) for anyone adversely impacted by the Coronavirus will be made available soon. However, anyone needing immediate assistance can apply for a NILS loan through our existing program, although this loan has narrower criteria and is not for bills. To find out further information about a NILS loan, please call 1300 770 550
Australian Tax Office – Early release Superannuation
If you have been financially affected by COVID-19, you may be able to access some of your superannuation early.
Eligible citizens and permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand can apply for up to $10,000 in 2019–20 and up to a further $10,000 in 2020–21.
Applications for early release of superannuation are accepted through ATO online services via myGov.
Services Australia – Childcare
Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy won’t be paid between 6 April and 28 June 2020. You won’t need to pay fees if you access child care during this time.