Contact Details

Jacaranda Community Centre
146 Epsom Avenue

PO Box 142

P: (08) 94774346
F: (08) 94775300
E: click here

Financial Counselling

Jacaranda Financial Counselling Service

Financial counselling and budgeting for the community including housing, debt negotiation, child support, utilities, credit contracts etc.  The first priority is for those clients on Compulsory Income Management, Voluntary Income Management and then normal financial counselling.  The Money Management course is also included as a part of this program.

Currently Jacaranda is funded by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Communities to provide Financial Counselling.

The Department of Social Services fund covers Perth Southwest metro area which is from Fremantle to Singleton. Free financial counselling is available to any person in the service area who is in financial difficulty.

The Department of Communities fund is for Aboriginal Financial Counselling Outreach Service which covers the Perth Southeast metro area – from Belmont to Armadale. A Financial Counsellor attends the outreach office in Armadale on a Thursday and Friday. This service is available only to people with Aboriginal background.

For appointment and referral please contact our reception on 9477 4346.

Emergency Relief

Emergency relief is given to assist people who are in financial crisis and those clients participating in financial counselling or as part of the Family Support Program.  This may include power, gas, food, food vouchers, rent arrears and medical assistance. The ER is given as a part of a case management process where the client sees a financial counsellor for a financial assessment.

Currently we have funding with the Commonwealth Government as well as from Lotterywest. The Federal Government Emergency Relief is subject to Government distribution and there is no guarantee of funding or amount given. Lotterywest Emergency Relief is applied for annually with no guarantee of continuation.

People who live in and around Belmont are our first priority but we may be able to assist other people if enough funding is available.  We now cover all areas covered by CPFS and DSS funding.