3 million people are financially excluded in Australia

building financial resilience

Good Shepherd Microfinance is a world leader in financial inclusion products, services and advisory. We offer fair and affordable financial programs to people on low incomes, and advisory services with a global reach.

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affordable financial services

By investing in products and services that promote financial inclusion, and through innovative policy design, we’re enabling people to become financially and socially included.

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When I was successful in getting a loan, it picked me up. I felt I was in control again.

Norma, NILS client

Our Vision

Fullness of life for all people, living in connected resilient communities.

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10 February 2020 Media Release

Family budgets stretched as kids head back to school

For many people, back-to-school expenses right after Christmas can be tricky but, with three children to outfit, 39‑year‑old Victorian mum Diana Subramaniam found it impossible.

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27 November 2019 Media Release

New alliance calls for urgent action on the mental health of women and girls

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand has joined a new Women’s Mental Health Alliance to advocate for a stronger focus on the mental health of women and girls. Consumers, clinicians and community organisations have come together to demand more be done to address the specific mental health needs of women and girls.

With the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System under way, there is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for government to show that women’s and girls’ mental health matters and commit to funding a dedicated strategy to improve women’s mental health. This view has been endorsed by 28 organisations and released today in the form of a joint statement.

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Our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone impacted directly or indirectly by the coronavirus pandemic.

Good Shepherd will continue to provide No Interest Loans (NILS) to people in our community who need this support. We are revising our financial hardship policy and will keep you updated. For assistance, please contact your nearest NILS provider or Good Money store.