Would an extra $500 help cover your child’s or your own education costs like laptops, camps, books, TAFE and uniforms?
Start planning for next year’s expenses now!

Saver Plus is a 10-month financial literacy and matched savings program that assists people to build savings for their own or their children's education.

The Steps of Saver Plus

Participants need to:
1. Be at least 18 years old;
2. Have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card;
3. Have some regular income from work (including, cash, casual, seasonal and partner work), and;
4. Be either a parent or guardian of a child at school, or be enrolled (or intending to enrol) in a vocational training course themselves

1. Meet with Saver Plus Worker

Saver Plus Worker explains the rules of the program and savings goal is set. Complete the paperwork.

2.Open a Bank Account
Open a new Savings Account at your local bank.

3. Attend Financial Skills Workshops
10 hours of FREE money workshops to explain the basics of money management

4. Save
Make regular deposits into the account over a 10 month period, to a maximum of $12.50 a week. Keep in regular contact with your Saver Plus Worker.

5. Savings Matched / Doubled!
Reach your savings goal! Savings matched dollar-for-dollar up to $500 for educational expenses.

Sponsors of this program
Funded by the Federal Government (Dept FaHCSIA) and ANZ Bank, with program delivery partners being: The Brotherhood of St Laurence, The Smith Family, The Benevolent Society & Berry Street.

Contact Details

Ms Wendy McNamara
Ph: 0457 849-112
email: wmcnamara@berrystreet.org.au
website: http://www.berrystreet.org.au

Postal Address

47B Reid Street
Wangaratta Victoria 3677

Site Address

Benalla Office
85 Nunn Street
Benalla, Victoria 3672

Operating Days & Times

Contact Karyn Howard for details - 0457 849 112


Be at least 18 years old, have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card, have some regular income from work (including partner income, cash, seasonal and casual work), have a child at school or be studying yourself



Age Ranges

Be at least 18 years of age

Wheelchair Access Provided