The 1 July tidal wave of changes affecting your finances

- June 30, 2023 3 MIN READ
1 July tidal wave of changes affecting your finances

A raft of changes are coming into effect from 1 July – here’s what the new policies will mean to your hip pocket.

The start of a new financial year brings an enormous number of changes… everything from superannuation and childcare to pay rises and paid parental leave. has compiled a list of major changes that could see a material impact to your bank account.

Key changes include:

National changes that could affect your hip pocket 1 July 2023

But wait, there’s more…

NSW changes from 1 July 2023

Queensland changes from 1 July 2023

ACT changes from 1 July 2023

How to make the most of any extra cash

If you do find yourself sitting on a little windfall after the 1 July changes, don’t waste it. Use your extra cash to:

1. Pay down your debts

Trying to get ahead while you still hold debt is like pouring water into a bucket with a hole in it. Plug the bucket first by getting rid of any excess debt you’re carrying.

Some debt reduction methods to try:

2. Invest in your education

Any qualification that will put you on a path to earning more money is a good investment in your future. You should also consider putting money towards improving your financial or property know-how as well. This might be in the form of buying books, attending seminars, workshops, a TAFE or industry qualification or even a university degree.

3. Invest in the sharemarket

Every little bit you can put towards building your portfolio counts. Setting up a regular direct debit (for example, the extra you’ll receive each month via the 1 July changes to the child care subsidy) into an ETF account is a good place to start.


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