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Civics and Citizenship


See below for links to other organisations that provide Civics and Citizenship resources.

SEV is a member of the Civics and Citizenship Network with:

This group hosts a professional learning day each year in August that is free to teachers and provides a sample of the resources, professional learning and sites that are available to use use in Civics and Citizenship classes. The actual date will be posted on our events page.

My Vote My Voice

The National Council of Women of Victoria (NCWV) is running its annual My Vote My Voice event on Monday 19th August 2019. This year’s theme is My Vote My Voice: Male and Female Youth as Future Voters; the event is designed to encourage students to investigate why some young people are not engaged in the democratic processes and ways in which this can be addressed. There will be an opportunity for students to take part in the event, and to make a brief presentation in the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament of Victoria.

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Australia Day and Citizenship

Australian Citizenship Day. Department of Home Affairs

Level: Primary to Middle Secondary (5-10)

The Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship provides information about Australian citizenship. The resources for schools encourage young Australians to think about the values underpinning Australian citizenship and the responsibilities and privileges of Australian citizenship. This can be helpful for celebrating Australian Citizenship Day on September 17. Read more.

National Australia Day Council

Level: Primary to Middle Secondary (5-10)

The National Australia Day Council is the coordinating body for the Australian of the Year Awards and Australia Day celebrations across the nation. Read more.


Level: Middle Primary to Middle Secondary (3-8)

Ausflag is an apolitical, non-profit organisation seeking to secure the popular support of the Australian people for the adoption of an Australian flag. This site has information on the history of the Australian National and State Flags and discussions and debates about changing the Australian Flag. Read more.

Australian Government Sites

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Level: Secondary (9-10)

The principal matters that the Department deals with are coordination of government administration, assistance to Cabinet and its committees, policy advice and administrative support to the Prime Minister, intergovernmental relations and communications with State and Territory governments, and government ceremonial and hospitality. This site contains links to a range of current discussions and related websites. Read more.

Documenting Democracy

Level: Upper Primary to Upper Secondary (6-10)

This website has an ambitious aim – to trace the development of Australian democracy through the key documents directing the constitutional paths taken so far. You can explore the documentary records of Australia’s nine governments, trace a theme, follow a timeline or examine the photo gallery. Read more.

Museum of Australian Democracy 

Level: Upper Primary to Upper Secondary (6-10)

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House aims to help people to understand Australia’s social and political history by interpreting the past and present and exploring the future. It traces democracy from its earliest origins and uses the stories of ordinary people to illustrate democracy in action. The Museum offers onsite programs, classroom resources and outreach. Learning products are curriculum-based, relating to Civics and Citizenship, in both the National and Victorian Curriculum. Read more.

National Archives of Australia

Level: Upper Primary to Upper Secondary (6-10)

The National Archives of Australia collect and preserve Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity. There are numerous fact sheets and popular research topics. The NAA Education section includes Vrroom, a website that provides easy access to archive records suitable for student research and classroom use, as well as resources on Democracy and Citizenship, Federation and the Australian Constitution, People and Society, Prime Ministers and World Wars I and II. Read more.

Parliament of Australia

Level: Primary to Upper Secondary (3-10)

The Parliament of Australia website contains information about the workings of the Parliament with records of proceedings, live broadcasts, links to members, current inquiries and historical information. Read more.

Parliamentary Education Office

Level: Middle Primary to Upper Secondary (3-8)

The Parliamentary Education Office assists students and teachers to understand the significance of the Australian Parliament, to understand how the Australian Parliament works, and to take an active role as citizens in our democracy. The website provides information about its programs and resources. Read more.

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