THE CAN DO QUIZ
1.Where is Australia located?
2. What are the colours of the Australian flag?
Purple, Green and Red
Blue, White and Red
Click or hover over a country name below to see it on the map.
DID YOU KNOW?
The country of Papua New Guinea is only 3.7 kilometres
(2.29 Miles) away from Australian soil at its nearest point.
STATES & TERRITORIES
DID YOU KNOW?
Canberra is the capital of Australia and is located in the Australian Capital Territory. It means ‘meeting place’ in the language of the Ngunnawal people. They have lived on this land for over 21,000 years.
DID YOU KNOW?
The climate within one region of
Australia will vary from that in
another. This is because of the size
of the country and the great
distances in between.
Australia has four seasons. Select from the boxes below to see Melbourne in each season.
December to February
March to May
June to August
September to November
FAMOUS LANDMARKS OF AUSTRALIA
Located in the Red Centre of the Northern Territory. This rock is considered sacred by Indigenous Australians. It is 3.6 kilometres (2.24 miles) long and 1.9 kilometres (1.18 miles) wide.
Sydney Opera House
Located on Bennelong Point in Sydney, New South Wales. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its design was inspired by nature.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Located in Sydney and nicknamed ‘The Coathanger’. It is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. Opened in 1932, the bridge took 1,400 men eight years to build.
Great Barrier Reef
Located in the Coral Sea off Queensland. It is the largest coral reef system in the world and the only living structure that can be viewed from space.
NATIVE AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS
Name the animal
Drag and drop the correct name onto the correct animal image
NATIONAL ANTHEM AND FLAGS
‘Advance Australia Fair’ is the official national anthem.
Australia’s national flag has the Union Jack in the upper left hand corner, with the Commonwealth Star directly below it. In the right half of the flag sits the five stars of the Southern Cross constellation.
In the Australian Aboriginal flag, the black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia. The red represents the earth and the spiritual relationship Aboriginal people share with the land. The yellow circle represents the sun considered the giver and protector of life.
Torres Strait Islander Flag
In The Torres Strait Islander flag, the green represents the mainlands of Australia and Papua New Guinea. The blue symbolises the water between and around The Torres Strait Islands and the black represents the people. The central symbol is of the Dhari headdress of the islander people and its colour, white, represents peace.
CAN DO KIDS BAND HIGHLIGHTS
Click on one of the Can Do Kids
to hear more about their experience in Australia.
I learnt new songs from local people and also listened to stories about the Aboriginal Dreamtime. The Indigenous art was my favourite. I tried dot painting for the first time and was happy with my picture.
I liked the way we were welcomed. Everyone was pleased to see us perform. They also shared their music with us. Jamming with local musicians helped improve my drumming. In Uluru, I played the didgeridoo. Very cool man!
I read the story of the First Fleet. It was a long and difficult journey to Australia by boat back then. How surprising for the Indigenous people to suddenly see English settlers. I think everyone would have been a little nervous.
I was surprised to learn that Australia is almost the same size as China, although its population is much smaller. Australia is a large island continent surrounded by water. There was so much to see from the ocean to the outback.
I thought I knew all about Australia because I have lived here for a long time. But, when I explored the six states and two territories, I learnt new things. The highlight of the trip was visiting a wildlife park and seeing an echidna and a platypus.