Financial Counsellors Resource Project (FCRP)


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The Financial Counsellors Resource Project (FCRP) provides a support service to Financial Counsellors and Department for Child Protection (DCP) staff in Western Australia.

FCRP commenced operation on 5 June 1990. FCRP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Department for Child Protection; the Law Society of WA – Public Purposes Trust fund; and Lotterywest (one-off grants).

FCRP is managed by a community based management committee, elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.


FCRP provides Financial Counsellors and Department for Child Protection staff with:

  • legal advice
  • casework support meetings
  • collation of information and resources to assist with casework and community education activities
  • regular newsletters
  • resource library
  • information sessions
  • promotion of financial counselling
  • assistance and support of new financial counselling services and staff

In addition:

  • provides contact details of the nearest Financial Counsellor for members of the public.
  • addresses social action


FCRP is committed to ensuring that it gives its clients the best possible service.  If you want to make a complaint you may do so by completing this form.



The material on this website is compiled as general information for financial counsellors and Department for Child Protection financial assistance officers in Western Australia.  No person should rely on its information alone as the basis for making financial or legal decisions, but should seek independent advice from a qualified person relating to their own particular circumstances.  The Financial Counsellors Resource Project does not warrant that the information is accurate, complete or up to date and it and its staff and contractors disclaim any liability for any errors or omissions however caused.

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