In some circumstances, MBANSW may be able to provide short term financial assistance to medical practitioners and their families in need.

All requests for assistance are made to one of the MBANSW Social Workers.

The Social Worker will meet with you, either face to face or on the telephone, to determine whether the assistance you need is within the Council’s capacity. She will also assist you to identify other assistance that may be of use, such as financial counselling, income protection or Centrelink.

Before a request for assistance is put to the Council, an Income and Expenditure Form must be completed and returned to the Social Worker.

The Social Worker reports all requests for financial assistance to Council.

All deliberations by the Council are confidential.

It is important that you keep in touch with the Social Worker to ensure that changes in circumstances are considered by Council.

Contact the Social Workers directly via phone or email, in confidence or via our contact form.

If you are aware of a colleague who may need our assistance, please encourage them to contact us early.

Please ensure you read our Privacy Policy.

You may also find it useful to read the Financial Distress Information sheet.

Should you require information to be sent to another person or organisation, you can download the Release of Information Form here.

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Work worries and illness can have an impact on many aspects of a Doctor’s life. One of the aspects most likely to be affected is financial security. You are welcome to telephone me in confidence to talk about how MBANSW may be able to help.


MBANSW cannot provide urgent or emergency care. If you need to speak with someone urgently, please contact:

Lifeline: 13 11 14 (24 hours)

Call 000 if your life is in danger

Do you need information or assistance?

Please contact our Social Workers or via our Contact Form.


This is a particularly difficult time for me and my husband and our young children. We thank you sincerely in your assistance you have made these time a little lighter. We live in love and hope.

Male specialist, Western Sydney