Back

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Here is a list of some of our favourite financial websites, tools and resources. We try to keep it up to date, so if you find something that you would like to recommend to other ADF members and families please contact us. We do not as a rule promote for profit organisations or services.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

As the name suggests, the ATO are the authority on Commonwealth tax. The ATO website provides comprehensive information, including the annual tax guide for ADF members and a range of useful calculators and tools.

Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC)

CSC is the trustee and administrator of eleven separate public sector superannuation schemes including the:

which cover ADF members.

The CSC website has a wealth of information on each of the schemes, including factsheets, forms and FAQs. The site also provides online member portals and the contact details for each scheme.

MoneySmart

MoneySmart is run by the by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) – Australia’s national corporate, financial services and consumer credit regulator – to help people make the most of their money. The site is a rich and reliable source of independent financial education. It offers a range of useful tools and resources including:

Help with disputes

If you have a dispute with a professional adviser, business, or even a government agency or department, there is invariably an internal dispute resolution process. If this is unsuccessful there are also a range of other organisations set up to help resolve disputes.

Many industries have independent ombudsman schemes set up to resolve complaints against the members of the scheme. These services are usually free to use for consumers and can be a quicker and cheaper way of resolving a dispute than taking it to a court. Schemes include the:

Finding a financial counsellor

Financial counsellors are employed by not for profit organisations and provide a free service to eligible people.  They help people who are suffering financial stress, including by negotiating with creditors and giving their clients the help they need to become financially secure.

You can find an accredited financial counsellor by calling 1800 007 007 anywhere in Australia by visiting the Financial Counselling Australia website or by contacting us for a referral.

SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Want to stay up to date with personal financial issues affecting ADF members and their families? Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter with topical articles by a range of expert contributors.

2LT
AB
AC/W
ACM
ADM
AIRCDRE
AIRMSHL
ASLT
AVM
BRIG
CAPT
CDRE
CMDR
COL
CPL
CPL/BDR
CPO
DR
FLGOFF
FLTLT
FSGT
GEN
GPCAPT
LAC/W
LCDR
LCPL/LBDR
LEUT
LS
LT
LTCOL
LTGEN
MAJ
MAJGEN
MIDN
MR
MRS
MS
NCOCDT
OCDT
OFFCDT
PLTOFF
PO
PTE
RADM
RSM-A
SBLT
SQNLDR
SSGT
VADM
WGCDR
WO
WO-N
WO1
WO2
WOFF
WOFF-AF
Other

NEED HELP?

WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST

GET IN TOUCH