Click on the picture to get a copy of the Aboriginal or Australian flag. Colour it.
Click on the audio file to hear the National Anthem of Australia.
Australia is in the southern hemisphere near Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Australia is a huge country so the climate varies from hot, tropical rain forests in the north to hot, dry deserts in the centre of the country to the cool climate of Tasmania. It can be over 50˚C in some places in the summer while it can snow in others in the winter.
The main language spoken in Australia is English. However, there are lots of different nationalities living in Australia so Arabic, Vietnamese, Hindi, Mandarin, Italian, Cantonese and Greek can also be heard. You can even see signs in Italian and Greek in Melbourne. There are quite few also Aboriginal languages. There were about 250 originally but when the British settlers arrived the languages died out.
Inside an Australian Home
Click on the picture to take a tour inside an Australian home.
School in Australia
Children in Australia start preschool at the age of 3. After preschool they attend primary school. They attend primary school for 7 years. Then they attend secondary school for another 6 years. After finishing secondary school they can continue their education by going on to university.
Australia is a huge country so the climate varies a lot. Click on the picture to learn a little bit about the environment in Australia.
Festivals in Australia
Click on the picture to see some photographs of Australia.
Interesting facts about Australia
- People in Australia drive on the left-hand side of the road.
- Most of the unusual animals found in Australia cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
- Some children live so far from the local school that they have to attend the School of the Air.
- Australia has lots of species of reptile, more than any other country in the world.
- Australia hosted two Olympic games: Melbourne (1956) and Sydney (2000).
- The currency of Australia is the Australian dollar.