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What is the National Financial Literacy Strategy?

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 Strategy 2014.

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Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker

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  • Financial Literacy Australia Awards

    Entries are invited for the 2015 Financial Literacy Australia Awards. These awards celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals working to improve Australians' financial literacy. To find out more, see finlit.org.au/awards.

  • Release of the fifth ANZ Survey

    ANZ has released the findings of the fifth Survey of Adult Financial Literacy in Australia. In this long-running time series survey of 3,400 Australians, ANZ looks at financial attitudes, knowledge and behaviours to find out how these have changed over time. See the Australian research page.

  • Stocktake of Indigenous-specific resources

    ASIC's Indigenous Outreach Program has undertaken a limited stocktake of financial literacy resources aimed at Indigenous consumers. It has released a summary of this work, to assist other agencies working to further Indigenous financial literacy goals. See the Australian research page.

  • Financial Literacy Australia 2015 grants

    The 2015 round of the Financial Literacy Australia grants program is now open. You may be eligible if you are a not-for-profit organisation or educational institute. To find out more, see finlit.org.au/grants.

  • Evaluation tools and guidelines

    Building good practice in evaluation of financial literacy initiatives is a priority of the 2014 Strategy. See the evaluation page for some useful tools and good practice guides. See the Australian research page for recent research and evaluation undertaken in Australia.