The Good Shepherd Microfinance No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) is there to assist you if you are on a low income or have a concession card – but can’t get credit through the usual agencies.

NILS can help you with a loan to buy items like a hot water service, refrigerator or other white goods, furniture, a computer, etc., but cannot help you to consolidate debts or buy a car.

To be eligible for NILS you must have a healthcare or pension card, earn under $45,000, have lived in your current residence for three months, and have a willingness and capacity to repay the loan. There are no credit checks.

Appointments are essential, request an appointment with the NILS worker by phoning 5472 4842.

When: Tuesdays
Time: 9.30am – 3.00pm
Where: Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton Street

Work With Us

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) Client Support Worker – Position Description

Castlemaine Community House is seeking enthusiastic, people focused volunteers to assist and support clients to complete and lodge a NILS loan application.  You don’t need formal qualifications for this, but you do need a strong ability to work with people of backgrounds in line with CCH values.

A mobile phone, tablet and full support is provided to deliver this important role at CCH.

If this role sound right for you, please lodge your details with the customer service team on 5472 4842 or at