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Responsibilities of Australia's Three Levels of Government - Sorting Activity

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    Updated:  25 Sep 2023

Explore the roles and responsibilities of Australia's three levels of government with this hands-on sorting activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  6

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teaching resource

Responsibilities of Australia's Three Levels of Government - Sorting Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  25 Sep 2023

Explore the roles and responsibilities of Australia's three levels of government with this hands-on sorting activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  6

Explore the roles and responsibilities of Australia's three levels of government with this hands-on sorting activity.

Teaching Australia’s Three Levels of Government? We Have You Sorted!

Each level of government in Australia (local, state and federal) has a specific role and provides specific services to members of the Australian public. From printing money to waste disposal, certain public services are handled at specific levels of government. Ideally, this separation ensures communities get what they need to run efficiently, effectively and with flexibility!

This sorting activity has been designed to familiarise your students with the distinct responsibilities of local, state and federal governments in Australia. It contains:

  • 1 x  instruction page
  • 3 x sort headings (local, state, federal)
  • 24 x task cards
  • 1 x recording sheet
  • 1 x answer sheet

How to Use This Government Sorting Activity

Using this resource in your classroom is easy! Just follow the simple instructions below.

  1. Place the sort headings out on a flat surface.
  2. Choose one card to read. Determine which level of government is responsible for that service. 
  3. Place that card under the correct heading and record the answer on the recording sheet.
  4. Repeat until all cards have been distributed.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown arrow on the Download button to select between the editable Google Slides or easy-print PDF version of this resource.

As this download contains an answer sheet, we recommend printing one copy of the resource, then removing the answer sheet before continuing to prepare the resource.

Print the cards on cardboard for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.


This resource was created by Caitlyn Phillips, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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  • Nerina Jane
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    Great activity, but there are 2 cards labelled 16.

    • Sam Acres
      ·

      Hi Nerina, Thanks for raising this! Our resource team have now fixed this, and you should find the labels correctly written :)

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