Australian Facts, Activities and Printable Map for Kids!
Whip out the sunscreen, grab your esky, and slap on a pair of sunnies - we’re headed Down Under for some Australian fun!
Map of Australia for Kids
Fun Facts about Australia
There are plenty of fun facts to learn about Australia. For example, did you know that Australia is the only country in the world to cover an entire continent? How cool is that? Read on for more!
How many states in Australia?
Australia is divided into six states and two territories. Australia’s states are Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. Australia’s territories include the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) and the Northern Territory.
Can you label the Australian states and territories? Print out our map of Australian states and put your geography knowledge to the test!
Size of Australia
How big is Australia?
The total land area covering the entire continent of Australia measures 7.692 million km². Crikey, that’s a big island!
What does the Australian Flag represent?
The Australian flag is made up of three main elements: the Union Jack, the Southern Cross and the Commonwealth (or Federation) Star.
The Union Jack represents British settlement in Australia, while the Commonwealth star with its seven points represents the unity of the states and territories that make up Australia (6 points represent Australia states while the remaining point represents Australia’s territories). The Southern Cross is a constellation of five stars that can only be seen from the southern hemisphere and is a reminder of Australia’s geography.
Print out our Australian Flag and see if you can colour the flag in its correct colours!
Australian Aboriginal Flag
What does the Australian Aboriginal Flag represent?
The Australian Aboriginal Flag is a very important flag representing the Aboriginal people of Australia. The flag is divided in halves, with the top being black and the bottom red. There is a yellow circle in the centre of the flag. As stated by Harold Thomas, the black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia, the yellow represents the sun, and the red represents the red arid earth of Australia.
Print out our Australian Aboriginal Flag and see if you can colour the flag in its correct colours!
Australia Day Facts
Australia day is the official national day of Australia. On the 26th of January every year, Australians celebrate the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales. The day also commemorates the raising of the flag of Great Britain by Governor Arthur Phillip at Sydney Cove.
What are Australian landscapes like? Australia is so large and diverse that there are many different landscapes, ranging from the sandy beaches of the Whitsunday islands, to the red dirt of Uluru and even the snowy Australian alps.
Australian Animals Colouring-in Page
What's your favourite Australian animal? Australia is home to many iconic species that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet!