Leaflet 3: Active Citizens

This leaflet should help citizens to think about what it means to be an active citizen.

  • What are the responsibilities of an Australian citizen?
  • Do young people have the same responsibilities as adult citizens?
  • Who are some noted citizens in Australia's past, apart from politicians?
  • What should we look for in a 'Citizen of the Year'?
  • What should we look for in a 'Young Citizen of the Year'?

Resources You Can Use


Discovering Democracy Primary and Secondary Units: these books contain units on citizenship and public life. There is also a CD-ROM and a vVideo.

Internet sites

Background | 1. Becoming an Australian citizen | 2. Citizen of Australia or the World? | 3. Active citizens | 4. Our citizens