From “holey dollars” and handwritten banknotes, Australia’s money has seen some big changes. With more people going digital, could the next step be the end of cash?
Australians have a strong tradition of donating to important causes, from bushfire recovery to emergency services that keep us safe. And there are lots of ways kids can pitch in
More of us are buying and banking online, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, and scammers are taking advantage of this. But there are ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of a scam
Most Australians will have seen her face but few would know the remarkable story of Mary Reibey and how she came to be on our $20 banknote
Three young Brisbane siblings are turning a passion for baking into a sellout success, barely keeping up with demand for their scrumptious creations.
Our summers are now twice as long as our winters as climate change has increased temperatures since the middle of last century, according to a new study of Australian weather data
Australia’s new $100 note has been unveiled, featuring a little owl that makes it almost impossible to counterfeit. It’s the final denomination of the Next Generation Banknote Program
The Royal Australian Mint and International Cricket Council are releasing two million $2 coins into general circulation that feature a picture of a female cricketer on it for the first time
The head of the Royal Australian Mint has signalled the eventual end of the 5c and 10c coins. We look at the value of cash and when it could be the right time to let these coins go
Check your change and empty your money box! You may be the owner of coins that contain minting mistakes or imperfections that makes them worth thousands of dollars
The biggest release of $1 coins will feature 26 Australian animals, food and cultural items including meat pies, didgeridoos, Weet-Bix and thongs. Can you find them all in the Great Aussie Coin Hunt?
What is the lifespan of Australian banknotes? Like most things, our polymer money has a use-by date and the answers for how long each note lasts might surprise you
The Royal Australian Mint has made history after releasing the first Australian coin featuring a secret code. The new 50 cent coin has been launched to mark the 70th anniversary of ASIO
Colonial Australia’s first minted coins — the holey dollar and the dump — have gone on show at the Royal Australian Mint. The coins were made by destroying Spanish currency to create our own
The Royal Australian Mint has released a special coin series to celebrate 50 years since Neil Armstrong took “one giant leap for mankind” onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969
The largest coin ever created, with a denomination of $1 million and worth about $60 million, travelled from its home in Australia to take centre stage for one day at the New York Stock Exchange
76 per cent of parents still give physical cash and coins to kids as pocket money but in today’s digital age it’s important to teach them new ways to manage and understand money
NBA superstar Ben Simmons has sealed the richest deal ever for an Australian athlete after signing a five-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers that will pay him up to $55 million a year
Tiny copper coins up to 1000 years old found on a remote beach on an Australian island could add a new chapter to the story of our European history
The Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed it accidentally printed 400 million $50 notes with an embarrassing spelling mistake.
Bitcoin, Litecoin and Etherium are three examples of cryptocurrencies being used to buy goods online. We explain what cryptocurrency is, how it works and if it is here to stay
A new 50c coin has been released in Australia and it features a historic design element never seen before to highlight the uniqueness of our country and our cultural heritage
Paying for things by cheque has been possible for hundreds of years, but now technology is changing the way they are handled by banks and customers. PLUS: History of the cheque
Young entrepreneur Taj Pabari believes all schoolchildren should start their own business so they can learn the financial skills they’ll need later in life
It’s a competition like Willy Wonka’s golden tickets ... the Royal Australian Mint has hidden special $1 coins in our currency to celebrate the coin’s 35th birthday. Can you find one?
As the world prepares to mark 100 years since the end of World War I next month, Australians are invited to collect special coins that celebrate the true spirit of the Anzacs
Australian circulating coins are made at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra. It takes much longer to make a coin than it does to spend one. PLUS: Check out our Money page
Money doesn’t grow on trees, meaning it will run out if you are not careful. But learning good savings habits early on in life can ensure your cash continues to grow
Maths and money go hand in hand. Westpac research shows almost all adults believe learning maths is important in helping Aussies be smarter with their money
Most Australian kids are not lifting a finger around the house to earn their pocket money, but BareFoot Investor Scott Pape says this has to stop or they’ll never learn how to save
To be good with money, you first need to learn the three Ss — save, spend and share — and why each is important
The value of the Australian dollar goes up and down on a daily basis. We look at the reasons why and how it affects what you buy
Technology is changing the movement of money so it’s important for education to keep up so kids can make informed choices
Setting goals and visualising the special something you are saving money for can help you quickly reach your goal
A Sydney teenager’s campaign for banknotes identifiable by vision-impaired people has resulted in a new $50 note featuring raised bumps
Queen Elizabeth II is 92 years old, yet some people believe she shouldn’t be ageing on Australian coins. What do you think of the new design?
A treasure trove of 5600 historic Australian coins — including silver florins and others from the 1800s — has been uncovered on a construction site
Internet banking, ATMs and 'tap and go' payments are making it harder for kids to learn about money. Real cash and pocket money are important. Do you ever use notes and coins?
is free to use!
Subscribe to our newsletter
Your subscription to the Kids News newsletter was successful!