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Rural Financial Counsellor Goondiwindi - Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis is a familiar face in the industry with over 19 years working as a Farm Financial Counsellor with the Queensland Government and the Rural Financial Counselling Services – Central Southern Queensland (RFCS).  Richard services the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions.

Born and bred in the Burnett region he's is also no stranger to the land and the challenges faced in running a rural enterprise. 

Being a Rural Financial Counsellor is not just a job for Richard, but being a part of a community he's passionate about.

HIs work can involve people with major cashflow problems to others wanting to change structure. Rural Financial Counsellors help people look at where they are and where they want to go; providing direction but ultimately the choice is up to them.

"The biggest challenge I find is that a lot of people with financial problems don't get us involved till it's a very serious problem." "I can't stress enough that if individuals moved to assessment much sooner there would be a lot more options. 

Regional information

Operators will benefit from contacting Richard at the Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland during business hours to help identify ways to become self-reliant in business and to better manage change and adjustment. Ian can work with you to develop options and support you during the decisions making process.

Client's information is treated in the strictest confidence and services are free and independent of financial institutions, welfare agencies and government.

RFCS can be a very useful tool to aid in all sorts of activities such as:

  • Preparing budgets
  • Identifying areas of risk in your business
  • Preparing for a visit to a succession planner, or
  • Completing action plans to receive grants or income assistance
  • Help identify any advice and training needs you may require


Rural Financial Counsellors are trained to give you a high standard of financial information, and will aim to meet any reasonable request for an appointment at a time and place of your choosing.  

Contact Richard

Mobile: 0499 144 522
Mail: PO Box 5688
Mackay MC Qld 4741