What is the National Financial Literacy Strategy?

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The National Financial Literacy Strategy is led by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It provides a practical framework for action to guide and encourage all those with a role to play in improving financial literacy for Australians.

Improving financial literacy is a long-term behavioural change initiative. It requires a multi-faceted approach and sustained action over time to bring about gradual improvement. To find out more, see Financial Literacy Strategy.

This video is a showcase of ASIC's financial literacy activities under the National Strategy, including ASIC's MoneySmart.

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Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker

Research tracking attitudes and behaviours

What's new

  • Release of ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching evaluation

    The independent evaluation of ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching program, undertaken by EY Sweeney, has been released. It shows the program is having a positive impact on teachers and supports stronger levels of student financial literacy, and greater engagement within the wider school community in financial literacy. See Australian research.

  • Release of National Strategy consultation paper

    ASIC is leading a consultation process to refine and update the National Strategy for 2018. See Strategy 2018 to read the consultation paper. The 2017 consultation has now closed and responses are being analysed. We will report back on responses in 2018.

  • Findings from fifth Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker

    ASIC has released the findings of the fifth wave of the Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker. This research explores some key financial attitudes and behaviours of Australians, primarily over the six months from September 2016 to February 2017.

  • Exploring financial wellbeing research report

    The Centre for Social Impact and Social Policy Research Centre have released research undertaken for Financial Literacy Australia, Exploring Financial Wellbeing in the Australian Context. See Australian research.

  • Building Seniors' Financial Capability report

    ASIC recently conducted a number of research studies with Australian seniors to inform the development and curation of targeted information, tools and resources on ASIC's MoneySmart website. See Australian research.

  • Release of financial resilience research

    NAB and the Centre for Social Impact have released the second wave of their research into the financial resilience of Australians. Building on the first report released in 2016, this research explores why financial stress is on the rise. See Australian research.