Australia Printables

Australia printables
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Australia, a commonwealth of the United Kingdom, is the only continent that is also a country and an island. The country is located in the Pacific Ocean, south of Asia. It is situated entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.

Because of Australia's location in the Southern Hemisphere, its seasons are the opposite of those in North America. When it's summer in the U.S., it's winter in Australia. Lots of Australians enjoying spending Christmas Day at the beach!

Most of the country's interior is a vast desert region known as the "Outback." It is home to many of Australia's indigenous people, the Aborigine. These native Australians make up only 2% of the current population. They live throughout the continent, but the majority live in the Outback where these hardy people have learned to adapt to the harsh desert conditions.

Two of the country's most famous landmarks include the Sydney Opera House and Ayer's Rock, also known as Uluru. Uluru is a natural sandstone monolith (a single, massive stone) that is sacred to Aborigines.

Australia is home to many unique animals not found anywhere else in the world, such as the kangaroo and wallaby - both marsupials - the duck-billed platypus and the koala bear.

Australia Day is celebrated each year on January 26th. It was January 26, 1788, when Captain Arthur Phillip landed at Port Jackson and claimed Australia for the British. 

Help your students learn more about the Land Down Under with the following set of free printables.

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Australia Vocabulary

Australia Worksheet
Australia Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Students can begin learning about the Land Down Under with this vocabulary sheet. They should use an atlas, the Internet, or a resource book to look up each term and determine how it relates to Australia. 

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Australia Wordsearch

Australia Wordsearch
Australia Wordsearch. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Australia Word Search

Students will have fun reviewing Australia-themed words with this word search puzzle. Each term from the word bank can be found hidden in the puzzle.

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Australia Crossword Puzzle

Australia Crossword Puzzle
Australia Crossword Puzzle. Beverly Hernandez

Use this crossword puzzle as a fun, stress-free way to see how well your students remember the terms related to Australia. Each clue describes a term that was defined on the vocabulary sheet.

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Australia Challenge

Australia Worksheet
Australia Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Australia Challenge

The Australia challenge page can be used as a simple quiz for your study of Australia. Each description is followed by four multiple choice options.

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Australia Alphabet Activity

Australia Worksheet
Australia Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Australia Alphabet Activity 

Young students can use this alphabet activity to hone their alphabetizing, thinking, and handwriting skills. They should write each term from the word bank in correct alphabetical order on the blank lines provided.

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Australia Draw and Write

Australia Draw and Write
Australia Draw and Write. Beverly Hernandez

Let your students use this Draw and Write page to share their favorite fact about Australia. They can draw a picture depicting something they've learned. Then, they can use the blank lines to describe their drawing.

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Australia Flag Coloring Page

Australia Flag Coloring Page
Australia Flag Coloring Page. Beverly Hernandez

The Australian National Flag has three elements on a blue background. The Union Jack in the upper left corner acknowledges Australia’s historical links with the United Kingdom.

Below the Union Jack is a white Commonwealth Star. The seven points are for the unity of the six states and the territories of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The Southern Cross is shown on the right-hand side of the flag in white. This constellation of five stars can be seen only from the southern hemisphere and is a reminder of Australia’s geography. 

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Australian Floral Emblem Coloring Page

Australian Floral Emblem Coloring Page
Australian Floral Emblem Coloring Page. Beverly Hernandez

Australia’s national floral emblem is the golden wattle. When in flower, the golden wattle displays the national colors, green and gold. September 1 is National Wattle Day. 

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Sydney Suspension Bridge Coloring Page

Sydney Suspension Bridge
Sydney Suspension Bridge. Beverly Hernandez

The Sydney Harbour Bridge took eight years to build. It opened in March of 1932. It was once nicknamed “the coathanger,” but now is simply called “the bridge.” 

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Australia Map

Australia Outline Map
Australia Outline Map. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Australia Map

Australia is made up of six states and one territory. Students should label each on this blank outline map. They should also mark the capital city, major cities and waterways, and national landmarks, such as Ayers (or Uluru) Rock.  

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Sydney Opera House Coloring Page

Sydney Opera House Coloring Page. Beverly Hernandez

One of Australia's most famous structures, the Sydney Opera house, opened on October 20, 1973. The opera house was formally opened and dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II. The unique design of the Sydney Opera House was the work of Danish architect Joern Utzon. 

Updated by Kris Bales