Civics Directory

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


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Bad News

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).

Crimestoppers Civics Resources

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’.

Findon High School Courtroom Classroom

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.

Founders and Survivors

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.

Glencoe Woolshed

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.

Goolwa Museum

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.

Government House

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.

Governor’s Civics Awards

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.

Migration Museum

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.

Millicent Museum

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.

Moonta Mines Museum

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.

Muriel Matters Awards

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.

National Trust of SA

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.

Outreach Programme on the Holocaust

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.

Penneshaw Maritime and Folk Museum

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.

Petticoat Lane

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...

Robe Customs House

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,

Rule of Law Education Centre

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.

South Australia’s First Nations Voice to Parliament

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.

State Parliament

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.