Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW - Central West Inc (RFCS-CW) was established in 2006 when the service applied for and successfully received funding through the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (DAWR) under the Rural Financial Counselling Program.
The RFCS-CW Board of directors had previous experience in providing services under the RFCS program as they held a contract with Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (DAWR) for the RFCS Program between June 1991 and November 2006 in the name of Macquarie Rural Advisory Service Inc. which serviced clients within the LGA areas of Dubbo, Parkes, and Wellington.
In April 2016 RFCS-CW was successful in obtaining a further 3.25 years Deed of Grant funding contract to provide Rural Financial Counselling across an enlarged service area known as the RFCS NSW CENTRAL REGION, which covered approximately 52% of NSW. The area spans from Cowra to the Blue Mountains, north to Lightning Ridge and the Qld border including Bourke and Brewarrina Shires, west to Cameron's Corner.
To facilitate the delivery of RFCS services within the NSW CENTRAL REGION the registered trading name of Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW Central Region (RFCSCR) was established under the ABN: 54 606 039 416.