About Us

Financial wellbeingfor all young Australians

The Financial Basics Foundation is a national financial literacy charity which aims to deliver to young Australians, between the ages of 12 and 24 years, the basics of effective financial management.

Financial Basics Foundation pursues its mission and engages its networks through a series of programs designed to educate young people about financial issues; facilitate dialogue and professional development for educators; and establish opportunities for engagement between its sponsors and the communities in which they operate.

Launched in February 2002, the Financial Basics Foundation was created (and initially funded) by Collection House Limited. Since then, the Foundation has become one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations delivering financial literacy initiatives for young people.

Our Vision
(What we hope for)

Financial wellbeing for all young Australians

Our Mission
(What we do)

Enhance the financial capability of young Australians by providing quality independent financial education resources.

Educator Hub

Educator Hub is the premier destination for Australian educators and community workers seeking to provide their students with comprehensive, up-to-date financial literacy education. Educator Hub offers everything from downloadable print resources to facilitated online courses.

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Visit Educator Hub
Parent/Carer Hub

Parent/Carer Hub is designed to help parents/carers start financial conversations with young people. It includes a range of free resources and activities to support parents/carers to educate and empower young people to feel confident about making financial decisions and managing their money.

Visit Parent Hub
Visit Parent/Carer Hub


Financial Basics Foundation undertakes and publishes research which explores the state of financial literacy among young people, and its potential to enrich their lives through deeper understanding of how to manage their finances.

FBF recognises the power of education and financial wellbeing in enhancing the ability of young people to fulfil their potential and pursue their dreams. It is our hope that through our research initiatives we contribute to that potential, build optimism and nurture at least some of those dreams into reality.


The Financial Basics Foundation and Financial Basics Community Foundation are charities, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (www.acnc.gov.au)

For information about how to make a donation, please contact us directly on 0433 477 323 or email: info@financialbasics.org.au


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Disclaimer: The information on this website is general educational information. It is not financial advice. We are not financial advisors. The information is designed to improve your financial literacy by increasing your awareness and understanding of the topics described.