Entries by Erin Bottomley

Merry Christmas

Our offices will close Thursday 24 December and reopen Monday 4 January 2021. The Board and staff of Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria – North West wishes you a Merry Christmas and a safe and relaxing festive season. We look forward to being of assistance in 2021.

Summary of key Covid-19 stimulus package measures for small business

One of our Small Business Financial Counsellors, Jim Chamouras, has written up a COVID-19 Stimulus Package Summary for small businesses. He has put all of the key information into a table, so it’s a little easier to see all of the measures currently available. You can view the summary here We have Small Business Financial […]

FREE online workshop for farmers presented by The City of Greater Bendigo

The City of Greater Bendigo invites farm families within Greater Bendigo and neighbouring municipalities to a FREE on-line workshop titled ‘Grounded Thinking – a healthy mindset for profitable and enjoyable farming” (please see invitation below). This on-line workshop will be held on Tuesday September 29, 2020 from 10.30am – 12.00pm.  A Zoom link will be […]

Elmore Field Days Lolly Jar Guess

Congratulations to Anastasia B, the winner of the RFCS VIC NW 2018 Elmore Field Days lolly jar guess. A perfect guess out of the 182 entries made during the 3 day event. The team at RFCS VIC NW hope you enjoy your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered the lolly jar guess and also […]

Sea Lake Shared Shop

Congratulations to the Sea Lake Shared Shop enterprise on four years of operating the Shared Shop. The chocolate birthday cake was delicious!!

RFCS now available at the Wedderburn Community Centre

The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) has welcomed the opportunity to utilise space at the Wedderburn Community Centre. Commencing in May a Rural Financial Counsellor (RFC) will be operating out of the centre on an ‘as needed’ basis. The RFCS service is free, independent and confidentiality is assured. RFCs assists farmers who are experiencing or […]

Funding extended for farmer support services

On June 7th 2018, the Coalition government announced that they will deliver around $20 million in additional funding to extend the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) across Australia. RFCS Vic – North West have been working alongside farmers for more than 30 years, providing support for those affected by drought and/or financial hardship by providing; […]

RFC’s attend the Future Planning Forum in Murrayville

RFC’s Stephanie Ferdelja and Ashley Kuhl attended The Mildura Rural City Council Future Planning Forum in Murrayville on Tuesday, June 5th 2018. It was a fantastic opportunity for people from the community to have access to important information and advice on a variety of services available to assist with planning for the future. The event […]

Future Planning Forum

Mildura Rural City Council are hosting a Future Planning Forum on Tuesday the 5th of June at the Murrayville Senior Citizens Club for local farmers and residents in the Mallee Track region looking for information and advice on how to plan for their future years. The Future Planning Forum will feature service providers and experts […]

The 67th Mildura Field Days

The 67th Mildura Field Days were held Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May 2018. We supported the event by exhibiting and presenting, with all of our Mildura based RFCs attending, along with EO Patrick Timmons. We take this opportunity annually to promote the work our RFCs do with farmers and businesses in rural areas. They […]