Financial Literacy in Schools

Partner Program of the Australian Government 'StaySmart Online Awareness Week'



Not currently touring in 2020


Not currently touring in 2020


In your school


60 minutes

50 minute viewing time

10 minute Q&A


Senior (Grades 5 - 9)


$6.00 (+GST) per student.
If less than 150 students per performance then a flat fee of

$900 (+GST) will apply.



Who are the people on Australia's banknotes?


Join Sir John Flynn, Dame Nellie Melba, Edith Cowan and Sir John Monash amongst other famous faces of Australia‘s history in learning all about FINANCIAL LITERACY!


Featuring an irresistible mix of comedy, singing, dancing and student interaction, Dollars & Sense takes your students on a wild ride with the people in your pocket! 


Your students will discover the 10 KEY CONCEPTS to become financially literate:

  • What is Money – its origins, why we have it and what it is good for.

  • Why do we work?

  • How to take control of your money by prioritising needs and wants.

  • The importance of saving.

  • The importance of budgeting.

  • What is investing?

  • Making money work and the miracle of compounding interest.

  • The difference between cash and credit.

  • How financial choices affect your future.

  • How financial security means more choices in life.



Understanding Money, Personal Finance, Money Management, Australian History, Performing Arts


The Humanities (Economics, Business/Commerce, SOSE/HSIE, History); English; Mathematics; The Arts

The curriculum content  was perfect, it related brilliantly to the National  Financial Literacy Framework we have been working on. We have just completed the ASIC Money Smart trial  program and this production supported our program wonderfully!

Mentone Girls Grammar School


AUS:  Suite 28 / 477 Warrigal Road

          Moorabbin Victoria 3189

NZ:    83 Westminster Street

          St Albans Christchurch 8014


AUS: 1300 652 470
NZ:    0800 775 770


or call +61 03 9532 0988

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Acknowledgment of Country

Perform Education acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and emerging.