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Geographic information

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Provides information about Australia's landforms, dimensions and land tenure, plus links to topographic mapping. Find our highest mountains, longest rivers and significant rock features and waterfalls.

Geoscience Australia


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Find out the effects of garbage and oil pollution on marine environments. Kids page also includes links to games and puzzles.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Australia Telescope Outreach and Education

Provides the media and general public with information about the CSIRO's radio astronomy observatories and educational resources on aspects of astronomy.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Before the Storm

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An educational game, for middle year students, designed to get us thinking about storm preparation and disaster resilience.

Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

Budd:e Cybersecurity builder

Offers primary and secondary student a fun way to learn about the risks people take by going online, and the possible consequences. Also covers measures we can all use to help reduce the security risks.

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Bullying. No way!

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School communities around Australia can increase understanding about the issues surrounding bullying, harassment and violence, hear others' stories, find out about resources, and share strategies and success stories across the nation.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project

Civics and Citizenship Education

Provides teaching and learning resources relating to all aspects of the democratic process in Australia.

Education Services Australia Limited

Classroom Antarctica

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Helps both teachers and students gain a greater awareness of the global importance of Antarctica, of Australia's role in Antarctica, past and present, and our commitment to its future.

Australian Antarctic Division

CSIRO education programs

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CSIRO operates range of engaging science programs based on real CSIRO science for schools and students. Find out more about CREST, Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools, Sustainable Futures and much more.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Disaster resilience education for schools

Links to a resource site on emergency management for Australian students and teachers. Site contains teaching resources, images, competitions, and other information for learning about emergency management.

Attorney-General's Department

Education Programs at the Australian National Botanic Gardens

Join educators at the Australian National Botanic Gardens on a 40 hectare outdoor living classroom for an array of hands-on engaging, curriculum-linked educational experiences.

Department of the Environment


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Provides education resources suitable for students, teachers and families. Explore lesson plans, videos, general information and games.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

eSafety education resources

Provides classroom resources, outreach programs  and leadership roles to assist schools, teachers,  parents and students about online safety and wellbeing policies. Includes multimedia resources and lesson plans.

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner

eSafety hotline

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The Hotline investigates complaints about prohibited offensive and illegal online content from Australian residents,law enforcement agencies and international community of internet hotlines.

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner

For teachers and students – whales, dolphins and porpoises

Information for teachers and students about whales, dolphins and porpoises including discovery game and minke whale video.

Department of the Environment

Geoscience Australia Time Walk

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Guides you along the Geoscience Australia time walk, a physical representation of the evolution of the Earth from its formation to the present day.

Geoscience Australia

Get Voting

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Does your school hold elections? Get Voting makes it easy to run a fair and fun school election. Get Voting encourages the school community to value voting - developing students' trust, confidence and motivation to participate in their democracy.

Australian Electoral Commission

Global Education

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Supports teachers to include a global perspective in their classrooms. The website has been developed to meet changes in teaching, technology and learning styles.

Education Services Australia Limited

Harmony Day stories

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Harmony Day is a day where all Australians celebrate our diverse cultures and backgrounds. Experience three stories that are part Australia’s past, present and future – Renata, Kofi and Anh.

Department of Social Services

Human rights in the school classroom

Provides a range of rightsEd resources mapped to the national curriculum and including interactive activities for teachers and their students. Learning outcomes linked to curriculum are included in each resource.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Making multicultural Australia

Aims to assist young people of upper primary school and high school age, parents, teachers and the wider community explore Australian cultural diversity.

Board of Studies NSW

MoneySmart Teaching

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By teaching kids how to handle money from an early age, you give them the essential knowledge and skills to make wise financial decisions throughout their lives This website includes resources to support Phase 1 of the new Australian Curriculum.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

National Library of Australia Catalogue

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Provides a fast and easy way to search the collection and to find resources. Card holders can request material on the go, and track the status of their requests.

National Library of Australia

National Pollutant Inventory – for students

Provides free information about substance emissions in Australia. Check out the substance fact sheets to discover the many different sources of pollution.

Department of the Environment

Parliament and Civics Education Rebate

Provides a subsidy for schools travelling more than 150 kilometres to visit Canberra as part of a civics and citizenship education excursion. The excursion should be attended by students in Year 4 to Year 12.

Department of Education and Training