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About the School Banking program

School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits.  

Run through participating primary schools nationally, children who deposit money into their Youthsaver account through School Banking earn Dollarmites tokens which they can redeem for exciting rewards. 

It’s also a great fundraising activity, with participating schools receiving 5% of every individual deposit made at school (up to $10), along with other benefits.

When children join the program they receive a Dollarmites deposit wallet and a Platybank money box, along with a range of fun, engaging materials to help them learn and encourage them to save.

About the Rewards Program

To help reward individual savings efforts, every time a student deposits into their Youthsaver account through School Banking, regardless of the amount, they’ll receive a Dollarmites token.

Once they’ve collected 10 tokens, they can redeem them for a variety of exciting reward items. They’ll also receive a certificate when they reach certain savings milestones.

School banking rewards

These fun rewards are a great way to keep children motivated and demonstrate the value of saving:

  • Flying Snake Tail – Out of stock
  • Wildlife Writer Set – Out of stock
  • Mud Splat Handball – Out of stock
  • Outback Pat Bag Tag – Now available to order
  • Backtrack Eraser Pen – Now available to order
  • Jump and Skip Rope – Now available to order
  • Bush Fly Fan – Now available to order
  • Wriggly Glow Worm – Now available to order

Get your child started with School Banking

If your child's school is already involved, all you'll need to do is open a Youthsaver account for your child (or they can can use their existing one). Here are three ways to open a Youthsaver account. 

Apply online

Apply online if you’re an existing customer and have NetBank

Apply in a branch

Visit your closest branch. You’ll need to bring your child’s birth certificate when you visit your closest branch.

Find a branch

Apply at school

Complete and return this form to your child’s school. 

Youthsaver account application (PDF)

Outback Savers can go wild at Australia Zoo

The School Banking program can help put your child on the path to good savings habits. And it might even put them on a path to Australia Zoo, where they’ll meet Bindi and Robert Irwin (not to mention koalas, wombats and wallabies) as part of the wildest family adventure you can imagine.

Australia Zoo

Every student who makes 15 or more School Banking deposits by the end of Term 3, 2016 will automatically go into the draw to win a family trip for two adults and three children to meet the Irwins at Australia Zoo.

Full day Platinum Zoo Adventure Tour at Australia Zoo, Qld where you’ll:

  • Travel around the zoo in style with your own personal zoo guide
  • Get up close with the animals
  • Meet Bindi and Robert Irwin on part of your tour
  • Enjoy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea while watching crocodiles and koalas in the open-air Feeding Frenzy Food Court
  • Have your own personal photographer to capture every moment with Bindi, Robert and the animals.

Return domestic flights to Brisbane or Sunshine Coast, Qld (airport destination subject to flight availability)

4 nights’ accommodation at the Oaks Oasis, Sunshine Coast in a two bedroom villa with breakfast included

5 days’ car hire

$1,000 spending money

View full competition terms and conditions

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