Levels of Government | Fun Australian Government Activity!

Try This Fun Australian Government Activity!

Written by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Breaking up content-heavy lessons with hands-on activities that engage is important to help increase student concentration and maximise the learning that occurs. Here in Australia, Year 6 teachers are presented with this exact challenge when seeking out Australian government activities for students. Never fear! Our team of creative and experienced teachers are working hard to make it easy for you.

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Introducing, the Levels of Australian Government Triarama.

Australias Three Levels of Gov (720)

After learning about the roles and responsibilities of Australia’s federalstate and local governments, students create a triarama to show six of the major roles and responsibilities for each of the three levels of Australian government.

This task requires students to record six roles and responsibilities for each level of government on the blue (federal), orange (state), and local (green) circles. You may like to display the three levels of Australian government fact sheets to support students in identifying these roles and responsibilities.

Levels of Australian Government Triarama

Making the Triarama

Students may work individually or in pairs to create their Triarama and will need the following materials:

  • “Australia’s Three Levels of Government Triarama template”
  • 4 pieces of square craft paper
  • 1 straw
  • Colouring pens or pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Once their research and recording is complete, students colour in the cut-out template. Then fold, cut and glue together their triarama as shown in the video below:

How to Make A Three Levels of Australian Government Triarama


When their model is complete, students cut and glue each of the template pieces onto each side of the triarama to create:

  • a title page side
  • a federal government side
  • a state government side
  • a local government side.

To finish it off, use a straw to create an Australian flag and insert the flag through the centre of the triarama.


There you have it! A practical Australian government activity for students to help increase student engagement and reinforce concepts taught in Year 6 Civics and Government.

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Comments & feedback

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My kids absolutely loved this activity. We ended up putting the Australian flag on a bamboo sate stick and inserting it at the apex of the triaramas.

KAREN KEDDIE · Sep 5th, 2020

Thanks for your lovely feedback, Karen! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Sep 6th, 2020

This is cool!

Emma · May 17th, 2020

Hi Emma,

We’re glad you like it! Thanks for you feedback!

Paul (Teach Starter) · May 18th, 2020

The kids are loving this!!!

allym534 · Aug 9th, 2019

Hey Allym, thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Aug 12th, 2019

Great activity. Thanks for creating it Cassie. I’ll definitely be including this in our Govt Unit.

Taryna Wawn · Oct 2nd, 2018

Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

Kristian · Oct 5th, 2018

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