Useful contacts

This listing provides contact details of organisations who provide help to patients, carers and their families. The information is correct at time of printing but is subject to frequent changes and you should check the latest details.

The Leukaemia Foundation
Phone us on 1800 620 420 and we’ll connect you with someone in your state.

Australian Government – Money Smart

  • Money management
  • Budget planner
  • Superannuation information
  • Information on credit, loans and debt
  • Helpful financial publications.

Centrelink
Information is available on the Department of Human Services website.
Enquiries about Disability Support Pension, Mobility Allowance, Carer Payment, Carer Allowance, and Sickness Allowance. Telephone: 13 27 17.
Enquiries about Newstart Allowance, Widow Allowance, Farm Help, Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment, Partner Allowance, Special Benefit, and Employment Services Providers, including Job Services Australia. Telephone: 13 28 50.
Age Pension, Pensioner Concession Cards, Bereavement assistance, Widow B Pension, Wife Pension, and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card enquiries. Telephone: 13 23 00.
Disability Employment Assistance Telephone: 13 27 17.

Medicare
Information on Medicare is available on the Department of Human Services website or telephone 13 20 11.

Early release of superannuation
This information is available on the Department of Human Services website or telephone 1300 131 060.

Employment and volunteer organisations
A variety of organisations provide assistance to patients seeking to return to the workforce in an employed or volunteer capacity.

  • JobSearch contains job listings and career information. Telephone 13 62 68.
  • The Queensland Government provides advice to support people with a disability with finding and keeping meaningful employment; as well as information about related topics such as starting study or returning to work. Telephone 13 74 68.
  • Wesley Mission Brisbane Employment Services supports people with disability by helping them find and maintain meaningful employment. Telephone 07 3031 3030.
  • Centacare Brisbane is the social services arm of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Brisbane and works in partnership with various levels of government and the community providing an extensive employment service. Telephone 07 3426 0100.
  • Skilling Solutions Queensland is a Queensland Government initiative and provides help with training for a new occupation and helping you find appropriate positions. Telephone 1300 654 687.
  • Volunteering Queensland is the lead agency for volunteers in Queensland and has a wide range of volunteer positions available around the state. Telephone 07 3002 7600.

Financial counselling
In Brisbane, financial counselling services are available through the Leukaemia Foundation - contact us on 07 3055 8233 or email qldsupport@leukaemia.org.au. In other parts of the country, a counsellor may be contacted through Financial Counselling Australia for assistance with a variety of financial concerns (telephone 1800 007 007).

Banking assistance
The Australian Bankers’ Association provides a website with extensive information on financial literacy, consumer protection, managing your money, budgeting, the Code of Banking Practice and how to resolve problems with your bank. Telephone 02 8298 0417. If you cannot resolve a dispute with your bank, insurance company or other financial institution you may contact the Financial Ombudsman Service (telephone 1300 780 808).

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» Seeking help
» Managing your finances
» Advance Care Planning
» Accessing superannuation
» Legal matters
» Future planning
» Practical implications of a diagnosis

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