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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

New research tracking attitudes and behaviours

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  • 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.

  • ASIC's Be MoneySmart resource

    ASIC has released a new online resource, Be MoneySmart, launched on 31 March by the Federal Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson MP. The resource aims to help students in vocational education and training (VET) to improve their financial literacy. Read ASIC's media release about the resource.

  • 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 our evaluation page for some useful tools and good practice guides. See our Australian research page for recent research and evaluation undertaken in Australia.