So, how many people still use cheques these days?
It may surprise you to know just over one million cheques are still written every day in Australia, according to Chris Hamilton, the chief executive of the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA), the self-regulating body for the payments industry.
The association's data shows about one million cheques worth $4.7 billion - less than 5 per cent of non-cash payments - are estimated to be issued this year, just down from 1.1 million last year and 1.3 million in 2010.
Ten years ago in 2002, 2.5 million cheques worth $7.6 billion were written, APCA statistics show.
"There are a lot of small businesses and particular sectors - so insurance, legal, real property, superannuation - that still rely on cheques," Mr Hamilton said.
"Rural and regional people tend to use more cheques than cityfolk ... and older people are much more likely to use cheques than younger people. Most people under 30 don't even have a cheque account. About half of people over 60 define themselves as active cheque users, but only about 7 per cent of people under 30."
Mr Hamilton said many not-for-profit organisations - such as clubs, charities and community groups - were still heavy cheque users, as they were not set up to process electronic payments.
"They run very cheaply because often they don't have a lot of money, so they will usually have a treasurer who has control of the chequebook. They are writing cheques because that's the way the club is set up," he said.
"That's easy to fix - there are already solutions in place for that, but it is a matter of everybody realising that they are there and going and getting them. It's habit."
Property auctions were another example of where winning bids were expected to make a deposit via a cheque, he added.
Mr Hamilton said as there was no central infrastructure that governed Australia's cheque system, individual organisations and services could and would still continue to offer cheques as a payment option.
But their use would decline as electronic payments serve as more convenient and affordable alternatives, APCA said in a report released in May.
"I think what's going to drive [the change] is that a lot of people will start saying, 'I don't want you to hand me a cheque because I have to take it down to the bank. I'd much rather that you send it to me electronically'," Mr Hamilton said.