Losing your job can be a life-changing event, especially if you don’t have the security of a redundancy payout. We'll help you plan your finances for the future.

Getting the support you need

Getting on top of financial considerations and your rights is important, but it may also help to take some time to get the emotional and practical support you need.

Seeking short-term financial support

There are a range of support options that may be available to you.

Knowing your rights around unfair dismissal

If you feel that you were wrongfully dismissed, contact the Fair Work Commission , opens in new windowor seek legal advice to learn about your rights. They may also be able to let you know if you have grounds to apply for unfair dismissal.

Creating appropriate budgets

You may have savings tucked away that can help get you through until you find a new job. Or you could be counting on a redraw or government benefits.

Whatever situation you’re in, putting together a budget (and sticking to it until you’re employed again) will help.

Staying on top of your bills

It can be harder to pay your bills without an income, but there's a lot you can do to get by:

Planning for the future

This could be a good time to take stock and think about your career. Is it time to change direction?

We're ready to help

Not sure what to do next?

Call NAB Assist on 1800 701 599. We're available Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 8:00pm (AEST/ADST) or Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm (AEST/ADST) or visit your nearest NAB Branch. 

Important information

The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only. It has been prepared without taking into account any person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information, NAB recommends that you consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances. NAB recommends that you seek independent legal, financial and taxation advice before acting on any information in this article.