Skip to main content

Civics and Citizenship: Australia's political system

Additional resources

Australia's political system (summary)
Information on compulsory voting and how to vote

A guide to government and law in Australia

Citizenship pledge

The Australian Constitution 

Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Australian Citizenship  

The Australian Government Portal 

Search within the Parliament of Australia - More than 110 years of transcripts of Australian Federal Parliamentary proceedings (Hansard) are available for searching.

Search Hansard 

Museum of Australian Democracy  

If it were my home - Select a country from the list below to compare what life would be like if you were born there, instead of Australia. You'll find detailed comparisons around the economy, health, environment, and quality of life between Australia and your target country.
The Law Handbook Your practical guide to law in Victoria

National Archives of Australia 

The Conversation 

All you ever wanted to know about Australian Democracy 
About Parliament 
The Australian System of Government (Info sheet)


Games of Seats

Civics and Citizenship website

Video resources

Great video resources;

The Wheeler Centre site for a great range of up-to-date videos, e.g.The Fifth estate and Lunchtime Soapbox events.

ABC search both television & radio for a great range of useful programs

Australian Politics TV Videos added daily

Museum of Australian Democracy. M.A.D.E. You Think speaker series on "What does democracy mean to me"

Australian Electoral Education Centre Set of videos explaining howvotes are counted

Parliament of Victoria YouTube Channel

Answer this survey about democracy

Vote Compass

Lowy Institute Poll, 2017

Subject guide created by

contact Tania Sheko