About MoneySmart Week
What is MoneySmart Week?
MoneySmart Week is an independent, not-for-profit national
initiative promoting the importance of financial literacy. Knowing
how to make sound money decisions is a core skill in today's world,
regardless of age.
We want to show Australians how they can take simple steps to
make a big difference to their finances.
MoneySmart Week will be held annually in the first week of
MoneySmart Week includes:
- A call to action for all Australians to take the next step in
their financial health: 'Do a Money Health Check'.
- A National Awards program to recognise outstanding achievements
in financial literacy.
- Promotion of existing money management programs, tools and
- A range of special activities and events in workplaces and the
Back to topWhy is financial literacy
Financial literacy is about understanding money and finances and
being able to confidently apply that knowledge to make effective
financial decisions. It affects quality of life, opportunities we
can pursue, our sense of security and the overall economic health
of our society.
To find out more about financial literacy, visit www.financialliteracy.gov.au
Back to topWho is behind MoneySmart
MoneySmart Week is a national initiative set up in 2012 by
members of the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board. The
group, led by Paul Clitheroe AM, is made up of people who are
leaders in their respective fields. They bring passion, commitment
and expertise to advancing Australians' financial literacy. Find
out more about MoneySmart Week
In 2012, over 50 individuals and organisations contributed to
the success of the first ever MoneySmart Week.
The Week is founded on the principles and objectives outlined in
the National Financial Literacy Strategy, available at www.financialliteracy.gov.au
You can contact MoneySmart Week by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 25 Jan 2013