No Interest Loans

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania is a NILS Network Tasmania delivery partner.

NILS Network Tasmania loans are ‘community lending’ to improve the standard of living for low income Tasmanians.

About the loans

A no-interest loan of $300 – $1500 can help manage essentials such as:

  • Health or dental costs
  • Household or education costs
  • Driving lessons or car registration
  • Refugee family reunification

The loans have:

  • No interest
  • No fees or charges
  • No credit checks

Once you repay the money, it is loaned to help someone else.

Am I eligible?

  • Do you have a current healthcare card, pension card, DVA card or low income health care card?
  • Do you have stable accommodation?
  • Can you afford to repay a NILS loan?

Loans of $1500 (direct debit $40/ fortnight repayments) are now available as a new program to include those who are not eligible for a Centrelink payment

Microbusiness loans

NILS Network Tasmania also has microbusiness loans of $3000 with business development and advice.

The Migrant Network Tasmania page on small business can help you explore information and supports.

More information

Visit NILS Network Tasmania website. They have three video clips (1, 2, 3) for more information.

Phone a settlement team member on 6221 0999 (for an interpreter call 131 450 first) to explore options.

You can submit a NILS Network Tasmania application over the phone or at an appointment.