National Financial Literacy Strategy Consultation 2017

Closed 1 Dec 2017

Opened 15 Oct 2017


The National Financial Literacy Strategy (National Strategy) provides a framework to guide financial literacy initiatives. The National Financial Literacy Strategy 2014–17, led by ASIC, was released in 2014.

ASIC is now leading a consultation process, to refine and update the National Strategy for 2018. This is an opportunity to further strengthen partnerships and collaborative efforts, and broaden stakeholder reach and engagement with the National Strategy.

This consultation seeks views from all interested stakeholders to ensure the 2018 National Strategy effectively promotes relevant policy and program initiatives, and supports positive outcomes for individuals and communities.

Proposals and issues for discussion

We invite feedback on our proposals to:

  • update the language of the National Strategy from ‘financial literacy’ to ‘financial capability’;
  • set the timeframe that the next National Strategy will cover; and
  • strengthen the National Strategy’s focus on behavioural change by emphasising the core behaviours that support financial capability.

We also welcome your input on the following key issues for discussion:

  • priority audiences for the National Strategy;
  • broadening stakeholder reach and engagement with the National Strategy;
  • emerging opportunities and challenges to be considered;
  • improving research, measurement and evaluation; and
  • encouraging more organisations to get involved with the National Strategy.

Your feedback will inform the development of the 2018 National Strategy.

Read the consultation paper

National Financial Literacy Strategy Consultation 2017 (CP 295)

How you can contribute

Please provide your feedback via the online survey link below.

Alternatively, you may email your comments to

Note that the closing date for submissions has now been extended by two weeks, to Friday 1 December 2017.

To facilitate an open consultation process, we intend to treat all submissions received as public and publish them on this website. Should you prefer us to treat your submission as confidential - either by publishing as an anonymous response or by not publishing it at all - please indicate accordingly.

For details on our privacy policy and how we handle personal information, see privacy.

How to save your survey

Please provide an email address if you wish to save your survey and come back to it later. There is a save prompt at the bottom of each page. Your survey will only be sent to us when you press 'Submit'.


  • Consumers
  • Business and industry sector
  • Community and not-for-profit sector
  • Education sector
  • Government sector


  • Financial capability