Locals encouraged to join the Great Aussie Coin Hunt

The Great Aussie Coin Hunt road trip rolled into Ceduna this week as the second lot of coins were released for collection.

Australia Post recently launched the coin hunt which creates an iconic refection of Australian life through an A-Z set of specially themed $1 coins.

Australian icons like meat pies, kangaroos, boomerangs, the hills hoist and the outback are included in the collection.

Each week in October another batch of coins is being released, with the second week themed on the outback.

The road trip made Eyre Peninsula stops at Kimba and then Ceduna this week on its way to Western Australia, with another road trip van travelling up the east coast.

Australia Post's Spencer Ratliff said they had quite a number of people inquiring about the coin hunt during their visit.

"We are spreading the message about the coin hunt, making stops at towns along the way west to Perth," he said.

"People are collecting coins and awaiting the release of the next bunch.

"We were told the post office here has already sold out of folders for the coins and there is a lot of interest in the coin hunt."

The visit also gave locals a chance to try the roll-a-coin game and win a prize.

Australia Post executive general manager of consumer and community Nicole Sheffield said they wanted to see all Australians get involved in the hunt.

"Not only will it be really exciting to hunt for all the coins and build an amazing collection, but each and every coin opens up the opportunity for wonderful conversations about quintessential Australian life," she said.

"It's a great way for grandparents to connect with grandchildren, and for all of us to share our own experiences and memories with each other - both here and with friends and family overseas."

You can take part by heading to your local post office, making a purchase and receiving the $1 collectable coins in your change.

Post offices across the West Coast are participating in the Great Aussie Coin Hunt, including at Thevenard, Streaky Bay, Penong, Minnipa and Port Kenny.