Money matters

Financial security is essential to building a good life, but people on low incomes face more barriers to achieving it. Our programs help them build a savings habit and improve their financial skills, knowledge and confidence.

Disadvantaged individuals and families have fewer financial and social resources to achieve what they need to live well, such as paying for education costs, ‘big ticket’ household necessities like efficient hot-water systems or family social occasions. It’s also harder to plan for the unexpected, such as illness or being made redundant.

With assistance to save and improve ‘money management’ knowledge and skills, our programs put participants in a better position to control their household budgets, be confident and knowledgeable about banks and other financial companies and plan for the future. We also advocate for affordable and fair financial services.


1300 610 355 
Saver Plus assists families on low incomes to develop a savings habit, build assets and improve financial capability. When they reach their goal, ANZ matches their savings, dollar for dollar, up to $500.
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(03) 9445 2423
The Brotherhood continues to provide MoneyMinded, ANZ's long running financial literacy course developed to help people build their financial skills, knowledge and confidence.
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The No Interest Loan Scheme provides individuals and families on low incomes safe, fair and affordable credit. 
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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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