Welcome to the Civics Directory for South Australian students and educators. We think government and community organisations will also find this directory helpful. This is where you can look up resources relating to civics and citizenship by audience, type and subject using the navigation filters on the left of the screen. Click reset button at the bottom right to start over. There are more than 230 entries listed in A-Z order, with links to a brief overview of each and then on to their source website. We are adding resources to this Civics Directory regularly. You can also search the site using the search field on the home page. If you can’t find something listed that you think belongs on this site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC Education provides resources on media literacy including how to spot fake news, disinformation, ethics and more for educators and young people.
‘What is Democracy?’ is presented by Behind the News to provide context behind the Australian electoral process.
As a kid, it’s easy to think you just have to do what you’re told most of the time. But you do actually have a set of rights.
ABC Education provides curriculum-linked learning resources for primary and secondary school teachers and students.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice will be an independent advisory body made up of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people, chosen by local communities.
About Local Government is a guide to local government in South Australia for students and teachers.
The office of the Advocate for Children and Young People has produced four video case studies highlighting the value and the positive outcomes of best-practice participation.
Adelaide Gaol offers Guided education tours running for 60 minutes mapped to the Australian Curriculum and SACE.
Council’s Youth Leadership Program offers young people a unique opportunity to build transferable professional skills.
The Adelaide Holocaust Museum’s programs for schools inspire curiosity, encourage critical thought, and develop students’ understanding of the Holocaust and its significance in today’s world.
The Adelaide LIthuanian Museum was established by the hard work and dedication of Jonas Vanagas, and contains photographs, newspapers, documents, artwork and books, in Lithuanian and in English.
The Australian Electoral Commission has developed a lookup system to help you find your federal electorate.
AEC for Schools provides free educational resources and programs for teachers and students to learn about Australia’s unique democratic and electoral systems.
Council’s Youth Sponsorship Program aims to support and encourage young people displaying commitment, passion and determination.
Gifted to the National Trust of South Australia. Housing what was originally a factory, the Ardrossan Heritage Museum opened in 1973.
The Army Museum of South Australia provides members of the armed services and the public with an informative, historically correct and entertaining presentation of South Australia’s military history.
The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) offers a distinctive connection to place and a dynamic curatorial agenda that creates meaningful art experiences for all.
In a special episode of ABC’s Behind the News, Annabel Crabb answers kids’ questions about elections and politics.
The Australian Citizen Science Project Finder is a place to discover and connect with citizen science projects in Australia.
Migrants to Australia seeking citizenship must complete and pass a citizenship test about Australia’s culture and history, and this test lets you practice.
The Australian Constitution has been properly described as ‘the birth certificate of a nation’.
The Australian Constitution is the bedrock of our society. Since 1901 it has underpinned our story of nation building.
The Australian Curriculum sets the expectations for what all Australians should be taught, regardless of where they live or their background.
The Australian Government Youth Steering Committee is an opportunity for young people to work with the Minister for Youth and ensure that they have a voice to government.
The Australian Human Rights Commissioner (AHRC) is Australia’s National Human Rights Institution, responsible for investigating and conciliating human rights complaints.
The Australian Media Literacy Alliance is a consortium of key public institutions and networked organisations who are positioned to take an interest in public media literacy.
The Australian Multicultural Foundation Youth Leadership Program offers young leaders from culturally diverse backgrounds the opportunity to visit Old Parliament House and learn new and important skills.
The Australian Museum is a dynamic source of reliable scientific information and a touchstone for informed debate about some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges facing Australia today.
The Australian National Maritime Museum is a place to explore our relationship to the oceans, rivers and lakes around us and to dive deeper into the rich maritime heritage that binds us all.
The Australian War Memorial acts as Australia’s largest museum of military involvement and hosts a variety of educational resources for schools and students.
Australian Youth Affairs Council (AYAC) is a national voice and advocate for Australian young people.
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s mission is to build a movement of young people leading solutions to the ongoing climate crisis.
In Bad News, you take on the role of fake news-monger. Drop all pretense of ethics and choose a path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate (and learn about media literacy and critical thinking along the way).
The Balaklava museum was established in 1972 to display and preserve the local history of the area.
The Banksia Park International High School Global Citizens Medal is awarded to students in recognition of the exceptional qualities they display throughout their senior schooling.
The Bay Discovery Centre is a social history museum in the heart of Glenelg, celebrating the cultural heritage of South Australia.
The Be Seen Be Heard report aims to outline how and why young people engage in political decision-making, and the challenges that sometimes prevent them from doing so.
The Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum features displays about the local fishing industry, agricultural history and the Buandik people.
Better Together offers South Australian public sector employees support through advice, training, events, and partnerships
The Bon Accord Mine Complex is the site of the original mine office and workshop for one of the then-largest copper mines in the world.
The Burra Miners’ Dugouts were used as accommodation for copper miners during the 1800s at one of the worlds then-largest copper mines.
The Campbelltown Youth Advisory Committee provides an opportunity for young people to discuss issues and create change for young people.
The Ceduna School House Museum, which was originally built in 1912, was also the town’s first post office and jail.
The Centre of Democracy showcases the people, ideas and movements that have shaped, and continue to shape, democracy in South Australia.
The Charter Ambassador Program (CAP) is run by the Child Development Council and is an opportunity for children and young people to say what they need to be safe, happy and well, influence change and to learn new skills.
The Charter for Children and Young People reflects a commitment to work from a foundation of state, national and international children’s rights including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other human rights instruments. The...
Save the Children’s Child Rights Resource Centre is an e-library that hosts comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date information on Save the Children’s and their partners’ work.
Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is a not-for-profit community-based organisation that represents children and young people with disability. CYDA provides a link between the direct experiences of children and young people with disability and...
Children’s Voices is a principled framework for children and young people’s participation as valued citizens and learners.
The Children’s Parliament of Alberton Primary School is a group of children who take on leadership responsibilities across the school.
The City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Young Achievers Program celebrates the achievements of young people in sport, academia, art, culture and leadership.
The City of Playford offers two types of grants that are open to young people – Outstanding Achievement Grants, and Club Participation Sponsorship Grants.
The City of Prospect Youth Sponsorship Program aims to encourage and support young people aged 21 years and under who have been selected to represent their institution, club or organisation in areas including sport & recreation, science, technology, arts and culture.
The City of Unley Living Young Reference Group provides an opportunity for passionate young people aged 12 – 25 years to engage with Council and other local organisations about issues that are important to them.
The City of Unley Youth Sponsorship Grants program assists local young people who have excelled in a particular sport, cultural or recreational activity, and have been chosen to participate in a related event which is of state, national or international significance.
The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Youth Advisory Committee is for young people aged 15-25 who advocate on behalf of young people in the region, regarding youth issues in the region and on a broader scale.
The Clare Old Police Station and Courthouse Museum was the first public building in Clare and hosts collections of costumes, furniture, domestic memorabilia and historic photographs of the area and its inhabitants.
The Old Cleve Council Chambers host the region’s Agricultural and Folk Museum, which exhibits a broad collection of early pioneering artefacts, machinery, photographs and local records.
The Cobdogla Irrigation Museum focuses on the South Australian Riverlands’ irrigation history, particularly the area’s Humphrey pumps.
Parliament SA Committees are responsible for overseeing and carrying out inquiries into various aspects of South Australian society.
Citizenlab provides a range of free resources and guides for genuine community engagement, including children and young people.
The Constitution Education Fund is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to increase public understanding, awareness and appreciation of the constitutional framework of Australia.
Courts SA provides access to online and in-person resources about the law and legal proceedings.
They support children and young people from 0-25 who are currently in, or have experience in foster care, kinship care, permanent care or residential care.
Crimestoppers has developed a series of civics and citizenship education resources in conjunction with experts. The resources are divided into six categories and designed to assist teachers in encouraging students to become ‘informed, responsible, ethical and active participants in society’.
The Cummins Youth Advisory Council is for young people aged 15-25 years to get involved and engage with their community.
The DCP Child and Youth Engagement Strategy was built by young people and reflects what they have said is important to them. The strategy outlines the Department for Child Protection’s goals and methods for achieving them while centring the voices and experiences of children and young people.
The Department of Human Services Aboriginal Achievement Award acknowledges and congratulates their commitment to achieving excellence. The award recognises contributions to the Aboriginal and/or broader community, barriers overcome, leadership skills and cultural achievements.
The Department of Human Services Pride Award aims to shine light on the accomplishments of young LGBTIQA+ South Australians who inspire the people around them and strive to make South Australia a better place.
The Threats to Digital Democracy report reflects the ideas and discussions of the 2022 forum of experts exploring the impacts of technology.
Established in 2020, the District Council of Karoonda East Murray Youth Action Committee is an opportunity for a group of young people aged 12 – 25 years to meet regularly to discuss youth issues, help organise youth & community events and take part in leadership forums and self-development activities.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a leading structured youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance.
The Eden School Prize is an essay competition open to year 10 students in South Australian government schools
Visit the Encounter Coast Discovery Centre and see how early settlers lived and how the visitors holidayed.
The eSafety Commissioner offers support and develops resources to combat harassment, bullying and other harmful behaviours online.
The Local Government Association of South Australia has developed an interactive map to help you find your local council area.
ECSA has developed an interactive, easy-to-use map that shows South Australia’s House of Assembly electoral districts.
The SA Parliament website allows your to find your State MP with just a few pieces of information — and learn about their history!
Findon High School is home to the only fully functional courtroom classroom in South Australia. Through the civics curriculum, students learn about the Australian legal system before applying critical and creative thinking skills to a fairy tale court case. The courtroom classroom is used across all year levels.
The Fleurieu Coast Youth Advisory Committee (FCYAC) is made up of young people aged 12-25 years who meet regularly to plan events, determine the risks and barriers involved in them, work through issues and assist in delivery of local events and activities for youth.
The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has been empowering and building-up young people for over 40 years. Their programs allow young people to create change as part of a network of other young people who are passionate about improving their world.
Founders and Survivors is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. It seeks to record and study the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania as convicts.
First Languages Australia is working with regional language centres nationally to develop a map of Australia’s first languages that reflects the names and groupings favoured by community.
Built in 1860 from local stone as a telegraph station, the Gawler Museum portrays the local history of Gawler and district
The Gawler Youth Advisory Committee (GYAC) is a forum for passionate young people who want to make a difference in the community, challenge themselves as leaders and be influential in local government decision making.
Generation Citizen believes that quality civic education is essential for an inclusive and thriving democracy that drives young people to contribute positively to their communities.
The German Migration Museum tells stories of the lives of Hahndorf’s pioneering families, and showcases objects relating to religion and education.
Get Voting is a toolkit developed by the Australian Electoral Commission to make running school elections easy, engaging, and fun.
GGSA provides an exciting education program that is dynamic, flexible and values-based where girls and young women are fully supported in safe, friendly and social environments.
Visit the Glencoe Woolshed and journey back to the era of early pastoralists. The shearing/wool shed is unique as it was never converted to mechanised shearing and it has now been converted into a museum of original and historic blade shearing and wool handling processes.
Built around 1872 as a Blacksmiths shop, the Goolwa Museum displays the history of Goolwa, Currency Creek and Hindmarsh Island. A series of permanent and changing exhibitions tell the stories of people and buildings of Goolwa, Hindmarsh Island and Currency Creek from pre-European settlement to the present day.
Community and school groups are welcome to tour the house and gardens of Government House where visitors will learn about the Governor’s role and priorities and provide a unique insight into the constitutional, ceremonial and community engagement duties of the Governor.
The Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools is a cross-sector initiative to develop student awareness and skills as active and informed citizens in a multicultural and democratic society. The initiative involves an annual competition conducted by the Department for Education and guided by the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools Reference Group.
The Goyder Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a volunteer group for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are passionate about their community and live, work, study or volunteer in the Regional Council of Goyder.
Youth engagement. Social Media. Online Engagement. Community Engagement.
The Greek Museum of Adelaide was founded in 2019 and features collections of Greek art, artifacts and exhibits designed to promote and preserve Greek culture in Australia.
Green Adelaide offers a range of programs aimed at helping young people create change and take action against environmental destruction and climate change.
The Climate Ready Schools program focusses on problem-based learning with students using Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths to lead and co-design solutions to a local climate change issue of their choosing.
HASS SA (Humanities and Social Sciences SA) association supports teachers with professional learning and resources for Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences and relevant Cross-Curriculum priorities and General Capabilities.
Founded in 2007, the Hellenic Museum is Australia’s only museum dedicated to preserving and showcasing Greek art, history and culture.
The History Trust of South Australia operates three museums – the Migration Museum, the National Motor Museum and the South Australian Maritime Museum.
HoldUp is the City of Holdfast Bay Youth Committee and is the voice for people aged 12-25 in the Holdfast Bay area. They represent young people who live, work, study, or spend time in the Holdfast Bay council area.
Built around 1857 by brothers Charles and Michael Calnan, Hope Cottage Museum offers a fascinating insight into the unique history and heritage of Kangaroo Island.
This webinar teaches about the broad concept and scope of the right to be heard, which goes far beyond Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to encompass children’s civil and political rights
VicHealth has developed a series of resources aimed at helping various stakeholders to establish and maintain co-design processes with young people.
Knowing how to survey teenagers to get the best and most useful data can be difficult. SurveyMonkey has provided a guide for surveying teenagers so organisations can take appropriately informed action, with information directly from young people. You can find out...
Get UP! has produced the How to Vote video, which explains how (and why) to vote in elections in Australia.
This guide was developed primarily for civil society practitioners wishing to advance children’s rights, to help them develop or guide the development of child friendly information
Iga Warta provides a series of activities from tours of painting and story sites to bush tucker tastings to campfire evenings.
The guide to effective engagement with young people is a useful resource that was developed by Inclusive SA with the SA Government.
The UN has developed a series of resources that are suitable for adults and youth alike – a fun and engaging way to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and what you can do to take action to make them a reality.
Involve Us guides individuals and organisations through creating genuine, meaningful engagement with communities and young people.
The Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) was developed in part to support core curriculum teaching. Much of its content is aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
The Jamestown Local History Centre displays a large collection of local historical memorabilia, dating as far back as 1878.
Built in 1885, the Jamestown Railway Station Museum collection reflects the way of life for farming and town families.
The Jewish Museum of Australia illuminates Jewish life. At the intersection of art and Jewish culture, the Museum is a place for all people to share in the Australian Jewish experience.
The Kangaroo Island Council offers a range of Youth Grants, funding activities across a range of eligibilities – education costs, fostering creativity, medical advancements and more.
The museum displays many examples of household items used by early settlers including kitchen and laundry memorabilia
The museum is set in the picturesque Koppio Hills and features the original Blacksmith shop and two bedroom cottage
The Law Society of South Australia Mock Trial Competition comprises a series of simulated court cases contested by students from years 10, 11 or 12 and is designed to bring young South Australians closer to the workings of our State’s legal system.
In a series of short episodes, Lizzie O’Shea takes viewers into courts and the places where laws are made as she talks to Australia’s top legal minds.
The Legal Education Teachers Association of South Australia has created a list of resources for teachers and students of legal studies,
The Legal Services Commission is an independent statutory authority. It is established by the Legal Services Commission Act 1977 (SA) to provide legal assistance to people throughout South Australia.
Do you know what each level of government is responsible for? Test your knowledge of the three levels of government in Australia with this game.
Grants of up to $500 are available for youth to participate in cultural, sport and recreation, science, technology, arts and community service activities.
Southern Cultural Immersion offers a range of authentic experiences to celebrate and explore Aboriginal culture, and welcomes bookings from community and school groups.
The Location SA Map Viewer is a public-facing application that enables citizens to visualise much of the state government data assets in the Location SA repository.
To mark the 800th year of Magna Carta, the Australian Human Rights Commission released an animation, interactive infographic and teachers resource on the story of our freedom.
The Maitland Museum is housed in the former school building at the corner of Gardiner and Kilkerran Terraces.
The Parliamentary Education Office has created information sheets and a video about the process of introducing a bill in federal parliament to become a law.
Map Your Future is a free online program to help young people plan what they want to do in the future. It has information and activities to help set goals and get the right support to achieve goals.
The Youth Collective Committee (YCC) is group of young people selected to represent the views and values of young people in the City of Marion.
Market Square Museum was originally the residence and shop of Andrew Wade, a tailor, and was opened as a museum in 1966.
Media Monsters is a digital campaign that aims to raise awareness of media literacy and critical thinking in young people.
Microboards Australia is a not for profit organisation supporting people with a disability and their networks of support to find ways to develop lasting relationships, recruit support teams and plan for the future.
The Migration Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of South Australia’s diverse cultures. It is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities.
The story of Millicent town and district from pre-settlement times is based in a large complex that includes a Shipwreck room, a large machinery shed, some beautiful costumes and arguably the best collection of horse drawn vehicles in Australia.
Built about 1889 the Minlaton Museum reflects the history of the settlement days and pioneering community.
MOD. is a futuristic museum of discovery. It’s a place to be and be inspired by ideas at the intersection of science, art, and innovation.
The School of Mines houses the Family History and Resource Centre which assists people with family history research and also researches the history of Moonta and its residents since the establishment of the district.
The museum tells the story of Cornish pioneers who came to South Australia for the copper mines 1861-1923. It has 14 rooms and houses thematic displays on the Cornish miners’ lifestyles – mining, lodges and friendly societies, sports and pastimes.
The Courthouse Museum features established displays, information and interpretive banners which tell the stories of some of the people who worked at the courthouse or whose crimes were judged there.
The Mount Laura Station houses the Gay Street Cottage, garden, Whyalla gaol, telecommunications museum, blacksmith shop and more.
Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia (MYAN) is an advocacy non-profit body that provides advice to the government and capacity building to those who work with young people.
Multicultural Youth South Australia Inc (MYSA) is a leading community-based, not-for-profit organisation that provides a diverse range of services and programs to support multicultural young people and young families living in South Australia.
The Muriel Matters Awards aim to identify and recognise young people in our schools who show the qualities of self-initiative, determination to make a difference despite personal challenges and a commitment to make the world a better place for all.
The Youth Action Committee (YAC) is a forum to recognise and promote young leaders within the community by listening to their ideas, capturing their options and providing them with opportunities to thrive.
Museo Italiano is a permanent exhibition which draws on and displays the records, images and objects from CO.AS.IT.’s Italian Historical Society.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history, located in a nationally listed heritage building in Parkes, Canberra.
From the big bang to the present day, the Museum of Central Australia follows the geological history of the area.
The Museum of Chinese Australian History aims to enrich the understanding of Chinese Australians through the presentation and celebration of history, heritage, and culture.
NAIDOC is the national organisation that manages the annual NAIDOC Week theming and direction, as well as provide education and engaging resources about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Narragunnawalihave developed a guide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander citizenship to help teachers and educators embed important ideas around reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions in civics and citizenship subjects.
The National Museum of Australia brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events. They focus on Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement and human interaction with the environment.
The National Portrait Gallery is the country’s largest collection of portraits of notable Australians.
Take in the size of the giant steam engines, walk through elegant carriages, enjoy the fun of train rides and interactive and educational displays.
National Student Volunteer Week acknowledges and celebrates student volunteers, and promotes volunteering to students and young people across Australia.
The National Trust of South Australia actively protects and conserves places of heritage significance for future generations to enjoy. Explore the beautiful places around Australia and join the celebration of South Australia’s built, natural and cultural heritage.
The OECD Guidelines for Citizen Participation Processes are for any individual or organisation interested in designing, planning, and implementing a citizen participation process.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is the leading United Nations entity on human rights.
The Historic Olivewood Estate Homestead, the original home of Canadian Charles Chaffey, who with his brothers George and William established the Renmark and Mildura Irrigation Colonies.
The Fund Your Dreams grants recognise and support young people (aged 8-25) to access opportunities that will build their capacity and foster their passions.
The Onkaparinga Youth Committee is an active group of young people aged 12-25 years. They meet regularly to advocate for young people and drive change in the City of Onkaparinga.
Outreach Education offers teachers an extensive range of learning opportunities developed by private organisations.
The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme has developed a wide variety of educational materials and resources in the six official languages of the United Nations in cooperation with leading Holocaust and genocide education institutions.
The Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) educates Australians about, and inspires their enthusiasm for, Australia’s parliamentary democracy.
The Penneshaw Maritime and Folk Museum occupies the building once known as the Hog Bay Public School, which operated from 1869 to 1967. The current building, erected in 1922, was preceded by a number of other smaller and more modest structures.
The museum comprises three separate rooms, each dedicated to a specific historic theme.
Any citizen, or group of citizens of South Australia, may petition either House of Parliament to take action. As an example the petition may request a House to introduce legislation, or to repeal or amend existing legislation, or take action for a particular purpose or in favour of particular persons.
Petticoat Lane still displays original cottages and gardens, allowing visitors to experience the 19th Century cottages and view their stories and experiences. The working herb and vegetable garden produce is open to visitors for a gold coin donation. You can find out...
Developed by Play Scotland and A Place in Childhood, The Place Standard Tool is a simple and interesting way to help children and young people answer the question: how good is my place?
The Playford Youth Advisory Committee is a team of young volunteers that work on local youth projects and events. It’s an awesome way to meet new people and to help make a change within the Playford community.
These Pocket Australian Constitutions are handy pocket-sized editions of the full text of the Australian Constitution. They are published jointly by the Parliamentary Education Office and the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS).
The Port Elliot Railway Station was part of the original tramway at Port Elliot and now functions as a museum. The museum exhibits information and memorabilia from the area’s port and rail history.
The Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize provides young South Australians with the opportunity to examine and empathise with the remarkable sacrifices of South Australian service men and women during the 20th century.
VicHealth and The Y have developed a quick reference guide to creating content for young people. There are a variety of factors to consider when generating digital content aimed at young people, which the guide highlights.
Raise Our Voice is a project that works directly with members of parliament to amplify the voices of young women, trans, and non-binary people.
Demonstrations or rallies are good ways for a collective to publicly show support or resistance to a particular social issue or bill.
The Renmark Paringa Council offers grants of up to $400 for people 24 or younger who are participating in artistic, cultural, environmental, or sporting events.
Restless Development are a global youth-oriented change-making movement. Rest Less Development is committed to empowering young activists and change-makers from all over the world through their programs and initiatives.
The Robe Customs House was built in 1863 and has previously served as the harbormaster’s office, and the council office. Nowadays, the Robe Customs House is a maritime museum and houses exhibits containing items from the port and its history,
Roger Hart’s Ladder of Young People’s Participation details eight levels of youth participation in decision-making processes.
The Roxby Downs Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) plan, promote and deliver youth oriented events, programs and services in Roxby Downs.
Formed in 2009, The Rule of Law Education Centre educates and informs about how the Magna Carta and subsequent rule of law principles have impacted and contributed to the history, culture and legal processes of Australia and to strengthen the rule of law and human rights through education.
The SA History Hub is an online collection of South Australia’s people, places, organisations, ‘things’, and events.
The SA Schools Constitutional Convention encourages student learning about civics and citizenship, democracy, the Australian Constitution and what it means to be an Australian citizen.
SACE has provided an overview and starting point to introducing a Politics, Power and People topic to students in high school.
The City of Salisbury Youth Sponsorship Program aims to provide sponsorship for State and/or Australian representation, in sporting, cultural or recreational activities.
Scouts SA has a range of programs for young people from the age of 5-25 and adults of all ages to take part in a range of activities
South Australia Police (SAPOL) offers presentations about safety and the police to schools students of all ages.
South Australia’s First Nations Voice to Parliament will be a connected, direct and independent line of communication for First Nations people to South Australia’s Parliament and the government, to allow important, shared communication by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in South Australia.
The South Australian Constitution is the chief governing document of the state. All other laws made in South Australia must fall within the parameters of the Constitution.
Every year hundreds of activities, tours, screenings, talks, and events are held relating to South Australia’s history.
The South Australian Maritime Museum preserves, explores and celebrates the human history of our oceans and rivers.
The South Australian Museum (SAM) is the home of discovery and learning in the Adelaide CBD.
The South Australian State Library was one of the first institutions established by early colonists, Today, the State Library hosts historical documents and exhibitions.
State Parliament is the centre of democracy in South Australia. The building is open to tours during non-sitting weeks to the public, and by appointment for education groups.
Strathalbyn and District Heritage Centre is located in the former police station which was built in 1858 with courthouse added in 1867.
Strathalbyn and District Heritage Centre is located in the former police station which was built in 1858 with courthouse added in 1867.
The Streaky Bay Museum building was originally built in 1901 and hosts a collection of tools and memorabilia from the 1880s to the 1980s.
The Department for Education has put together a brief guide to encouraging students to get involved in volunteering.
Tandanya is a gallery where people experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expressions through the visual and performing arts.
Find out more about the Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum (it used to be a hotel, meeting space, post office, school room and a house!).
The City of Tea Tree Gully provides a range of opportunities and programs for young people to get involved in their local community.
The Authentic Youth Engagement report outlines how child welfare agencies can support both strong youth-adult partnerships and authentic youth engagement.
The Farm Shed Museum tells the story of Australian dryland farming, the local copper mining industry and the social history of Kadina.
The Nine Basic Requirements for Meaningful and Ethical Child Participation is a tool for ensuring quality child participation in any initiative with children.
The Sheep’s Back Museum houses galleries showcasing the history of the Australian wool industry in areas of south eastern Australia.
Think U Know is aimed at combating online child sexual exploitation. The program includes content for teachers, parents, and young people of all ages.
Australia is served by three levels of government – Federal, State, and Local – and each level of government has its own rules and responsibilities.
The Toronto Child Engagement Toolkit for City Planning increases awareness of the benefits of engaging children in planning processes about urban areas.
The Tumby Bay Branch museum operates out of a 1950’s pre-fab school building and exhibits artifacts from historical Tumby Bay and surrounds.
The Tumby Bay Youth Advisory Committee is a vibrant group of young people who are working towards making their community better for themselves and everyone else.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty which sets out internationally agreed rights of children
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) is the leading UN entity on human rights.
UN Youth Australia is a national youth-led organisation that aims to educate and empower young Australians on global issues.
The UN Youth Evatt Competition is a Model UN Security Council competition to educate and empower young as active citizens.
The UN Youth Strategy aims to facilitate increased impact and expanded global, regional and country-level action to address the needs, build the agency and advance the rights of young people
The guide provides information on establishing and maintaining processes of including young people’s voices in decision-making processes.
The Youth Advocacy Guide is a youth-focused resource that aims to support users along their personal advocacy journeys.
The United Nations is an international organisation which aims to maintain and promote peace and human rights around the world.
This former Customs House and Station Master’s Residence displays rooms filled with historical memorabilia and photographs of Victor Harbor.
These easy guides will ensure that young climate activists feel capable of fighting for their future, and the future of their planet.
Volunteering SA connects people and organisations to create positive volunteering experiences and works with almost one million volunteers.
The ABC, in partnership with VoxPop Labs, has developed the Vote Compass tool to help people make informed decisions about the party that best aligns with their beliefs.
The Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum operates out of an 1965 solid limestone building and hosts displays of the copper smelting era.
The ‘What is Democracy?’ animated video provides a fun introduction to some of the key features of Australian democracy.
The Whyalla YAC provides an opportunity for young people to share their views and to work together to develop solutions to issues which affect their lives and their communities.
The Willunga Courthouse Museum is an authentic courtroom with displays, and family and district records available for research.
The Willunga Slate Museum describes how slate is formed, its discovery in the hills and the development of the slate extraction industry.
Wilson’s Cottage, built by William Wilson when he returned from the gold fields, provides and insight into life in the 1860’s.
Winns Bakehouse is a comprehensive museum displaying tools, household items, and other memorabilia from Coromandel Valley’s early days.
The Women’s Museum of Australia aims to inspire everyone to live up to the achievements of the women whose stories they share.
The World Program of Action for Youth provides a policy framework and guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people.
YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament provides a platform for young people to have their say on issues, build skills and parliamentary understanding.
The 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and – most importantly – promote the positive achievements of young people throughout South Australia.
The Young Citizen of the Year Award acknowledges the unsung young people who are the heroes of our community.
The Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) is the peak body that represents the interests of young people, youth sector workers, organisations and networks throughout the non-government youth sector.
A playbook designed to assist with the creation of online content that aims to promote engagement and conversations with young people.
An engagement framework that has a focus on what can be learnt from young people to ensure better programs and policy-making overall.
The Youth Environment Council (YEC) of SA provides young people with a voice in key environmental issues facing South Australia.
Youth Law Australia (YLA) is a community legal service that is dedicated to helping Australian children, young people, and their supporters to find legal solutions to their problems.
The Youth Matter resource was developed by Department of Communities Tasmania and aims to assist policy makers and service providers to engage with young people.
The Youth Opportunities Association’s mission is to create opportunities for young people to become personal leaders and develop lifelong skills, habits and confidence to thrive.