This website will be progressively updated as the final outcome of the election of 2 July is known, and as the 45th Parliament meets.

Resources

PEO resources

The PEO has been producing educational resources for teachers and students since 1988.

Our resources explore the major parliamentary concepts of representation, law-making, formation of government and accountability through play, inquiry, simulation and immersion in the real thing.

We always welcome feedback so please contact the PEO with your experiences, ideas or resource suggestions.

 

Get Parliament preview

Get Parliament

A4 booklet

A student booklet that covers essential topics including federation, the Australian Constitution, the three levels of government, elections and how Parliament works.

Activity sheets

Downloadable activity sheets to use with each section of Get Parliament.

Parliament in Pictures (TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE) preview

Parliament in Pictures (TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE)

10 A2 posters

These posters illustrate key parliamentary concepts using photographs, graphics and accessible language.

Classroom guide

This guide has additional information and activities to use in conjunction with the posters.

Parliament of Wizards preview

Parliament of Wizards

CD-ROM

Activities to create a wizard world and parliament and introduce students to representative democracy.

Free
Pocket Constitution preview

Pocket Constitution

A6 booklet

A pocket-sized edition of Australia's Constitution, published jointly by the PEO and the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS). It includes an informative summary by the AGS.

Posters of the chambers preview

Posters of the chambers

A2 posters

A set of posters showing the House of Representatives and Senate chambers.

Free
Role-play the Parliament: a teacher's guide preview

Role-play the Parliament: a teacher's guide

A4 booklet

An illustrated step-by-step guide to conducting a law-making role-play in the classroom, complete with student worksheets.

Free