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Local Government Australia - Teaching Slides

  • Updated

    Updated:  25 Sep 2023

Explore the ins and outs of local government in Australia with this in-depth set of teaching slides.

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  4 - 6

teaching resource

Local Government Australia - Teaching Slides

  • Updated

    Updated:  25 Sep 2023

Explore the ins and outs of local government in Australia with this in-depth set of teaching slides.

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  4 - 6

Explore the ins and outs of local government in Australia with this in-depth set of teaching slides.

The Role of Local Government in Australia

Australian local governments look after local areas. There are 537 local governments in Australia. The people who are elected to serve a local government are called councillors. The leader of a local government is called the mayor. 

There is a lot to cover when teaching your students about the roles and responsibilities of local governments in Australia. Luckily, Teach Starter is here to cut down on your preparation time when it comes to the Civics and Citizenship curriculum… just download, project, and start teaching!

Ready-Made Lessons on Australian Local Government

These teaching slides have been designed to introduce your students to the roles and responsibilities of Australian local governments. It addresses the following topics:

  • What does ‘local’ mean?
  • What is local government?
  • What does local government do?
  • Waste collection
  • Public libraries
  • Parks and gardens
  • Pools and sports facilities
  • Pet regulation
  • Roads, bridges, street signs and paths
  • Building permits and town planning
  • How are councils elected?

The resource also includes student review tasks and links to additional resources.

It’s As Easy As Download, Project, Teach!

Use the dropdown menu to access the Microsoft PowerPoint or the Google Slides version of this resource.

Project onto your interactive screen and work through the slides for a ready-made, paperless Civics lesson!


This resource was created by Renee Murrant, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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