Running from Sunday the 1st to Saturday the 7th of September, MoneySmart Week is a great opportunity for all Australians to reassess their financial situation.  MoneySmart Week is an independent, not-for-profit national initiative that promotes financial literacy by encouraging all Australians to make sound money decisions.  The Midland Information, Debt and Legal Advocacy Service Inc (MIDLAS) promotes this initiative, and believes that all Australians can “take simple steps to make a big difference to their finances.”  MoneySmart Week is a chance for you to conduct a “financial health check,” sort out any unexpected bills, and even take a look at those financial matters you had put into the ‘too hard basket.’

MoneySmart Week is designed to raise awareness of money smart management programs, tools and resources, and also provide a range of activities that can help improve your financial literacy.  Paul Clitheroe, from MoneySmart, believes that, “understanding money helps individuals, families, and businesses work towards their goals and secure their financial wellbeing, as well as managing financial stress should it arise.” MoneySmart Media

MIDLAS will be hosting an official MoneySmart event on Thursday the 5th September at the Centrepoint Shopping Centre in Midland from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  This shopping centre is located at 307 Great Eastern Hwy, Midland.  MIDLAS Financial Counsellors will be available at this event to assist you to complete a “money health check” and provide you with fact sheets and tips on how to improve your financial health

The money health check will ask you simple questions in relation to your own situation across eight different money topics.  At the completion of your money health check, you will also receive an action plan with simple steps and tips on how to improve your finances.  A MIDLAS Financial Counsellor will email you a copy of your action plan.  You can also conduct a money health check online, please click here to view or download the money health check app here.

MoneySmart events are taking place all across Australia.  For more information on other events that may be occurring in your area, please click here to view other registered events. For more information generally, about MoneySmart Week please visit

If you are experiencing financial stress or debt, or would like assistance with how to better manage your weekly budget, please do not hesitate to contact MIDLAS.  MIDLAS aims to empower disadvantaged and vulnerable people within our community who are experiencing distress by providing them with free services and confidential information, options, referral and support so they can navigate barriers to achieve a better way of life.  To make an appointment or find out more information visit our website: or give us a call on 9250 2123.