Who we are
Rural Financial Counselling Service is a free, ongoing independent service.
We provide counselling, support and information on financial and legal matters for rural farms, businesses and families in need of assistance. We come to you and work with you as long as needed to get you and your business back on track.
RFCS have a highly qualified team with extensive experience in financial matters relating to rural farming businesses and financial counselling. Counsellors will make phone contact within 24 hours for counselling service that is confidential, discreet, impartial, one on one support.
What we do
We come to the farm and meet with the farmer, we will then refer to relevant, accessible professional services.
- We look at business financial systems
- We help plan for insurance needs
- We support clients to apply for industry and government programs
Rural Financial Counselling Service provides support during legislated processes, for example farm debt, mediation and business concessional loans. We support and empower the farmer to plan for a better business and support the farmer to plan for their families future.
Meet our team
Board of management
Delwyn has more than 20 years advocacy experience in agriculture, particularly dairying, and farmer health and education. She was a farmer representative to the Victorian Farmers Federation, United Dairy farmers Victoria, the Australian Dairy Farmers and associated groups and committees.
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Terry lives in Warrnambool. He spent several years as a senior Business Manager with Centrelink, before leaving to take up a managerial position with a Job Network Agency. He left there to open a small family run retail business in Warrnambool until 2010. He currently works for the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-operative in Warrnambool as the executive officer.
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Living in Horsham, Ken is retired after working 23 years in the Wimmera for the Department of Agriculture as an extension agronomist. He has a Master Agri. Sci. (Extension), interests in farm management and education and was Chair of the Wimmera Community College of TAFE (now Federation University).
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