Useful links

Parliament of Victoria Information

State Government Information

Political parties in the Victorian Parliament


Other Australian Parliaments


Civics and Citizenship Websites

Court Services Victoria

Court Services Victoria manages the Court Education Program for schools at the County and Supreme Courts and the Student Introduction to Jury Service Program at the Juries Commissioners Office. The program is open to VCE Legal Studies students.

Education Officer: (03) 9607 9468

Email: education@courts.vic.gov.au

Website: www.courts.vic.gov.au

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)

PROV online civics education resources include: Eureka, Parliament, Ned Kelly, Federation and Aboriginal history.

Tour Bookings: (03) 9348 5600

Website: www.prov.vic.gov.au

Victorian Electoral Commission

The VEC's education program focuses on how young people can make an impact on issues they care about, and ultimately how they can engage with democracy to achieve positive change.

Community Engagement & Education Team:

131 832

Website: www.vec.vic.gov.au

Australian Electoral Commission

The Australian Electoral Commission provides various education services for schools and community groups. These include presentations on request by AEC divisional staff and professional development workshops for educators.

Bookings: (03) 9285 7188

Email: aec_vic@aec.gov.au

Website: www.aec.gov.au/

Old Melborne Gaol

The Old Melbourne Gaol - Crime and Justice Experience now includes programs at the Old Melbourne Gaol, in the former City Watch House and the Old Magistrates' Court. Tour the Gaol with experienced guides, 'get arrested' at the Watch House or participate in an immersive courtroom drama. They have VELS-linked programs suitable for years 5-10 as well as VCE.

Programs Development Manager:

(03) 8663 7241

Bookings: (03) 8663 7223

Website: www.oldmelbournegaol.com.au

Old Treasury Building

This building at the top of Collins Street is considered one of the finest 19th century buildings in Australia. It hosts the original gold vaults, displays archival treasures and holds temporary education exhibitions. Primary and secondary school programs can be tailored and relate to AusVELS in History and Civics and Citizenship and VCE Legal Studies.

Phone: 9651 2233

Website: www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au

Social Education Victoria

Provides teacher support, resource development and curriculum consultancy for educators in Civics and Citizenship Education and Humanities

Phone: (03) 9349 4957

Email: admin@sev.asn.au

Website: www.sev.asn.au

The Big Issue

The Big Issue Classroom is a social enterprise run by The Big Issue Australia that provides a range of educational workshops that help students explore issues around homelessness and social justice inequalities in Australian society and practical ways of addressing them.

Phone: (03) 9663 9136

Website: www.thebigissue.org.au

 

Professional Associations

ASPG – Australian Study of Parliament Group, Victorian Chapter

 

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