To become an Australian citizen, The Department of Home Affairs asks people to pass a citizenship test.
These questions cover
- Australia and its people
- Australia’s democratic beliefs, rights and liberties
- government and the law in Australia.
Here are some sample questions asked in this test.
Why not test your knowledge?
1. What do we remember on Anzac Day?
A. The landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli, Turkey
B. The arrival of the first free settlers from Great Britain
C. The landing of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove
2. What are the colours of the Australian Aboriginal flag?
A. Black, red and yellow
B. Green, white and black
C. Blue, white and green
3. Which official symbol of Australia identifies Commonwealth property?
A. The national anthem
B. Australia’s national flower
C. Commonwealth Coat of Arms
4. Which of these statements about Australia’s system of government is correct?
A. The Queen of Australia chooses people to form the Australian Parliament
B. The government is elected by the people
C. The Prime Minister chooses our Members of Parliament
5. Which of these is an example of freedom of speech?
A. People can peacefully protest against government decisions
B. Men and women are treated equally in a court of law
C. Australians are free not to follow a religion
6. Which of these statements about the government in Australia is correct?
A. The government does not allow some religions
B. The government in Australia is secular
C. Religious laws are passed by parliament
7. Which of these is an example of equality in Australia?
A. Everyone follows the same religion
B. Men and women have the same rights
C. Everyone belongs to the same political party
8. Which of these is the responsibility of Australian citizens aged 18 years or over
A. To have a current Australian passport
B. To attend local council meetings
C. To vote in elections
9. Which of these is the responsibility of Australian citizens aged 18 years or over?
A. To serve on a jury if called to do so
B. To do local community service
C. To carry a passport at all times
10. Which of these statements about passports is correct?
A. Australian citizens need a passport and visa to return to Australia
B. Permanent residents can hold an Australian passport
C. Australian citizens can apply for an Australian passport
11. Which of these statements about voting in Australian elections is correct?
A. Voting is by a show of hands
B. People are free and safe to vote for any candidate
C. People must write their name on their vote
12. What happened in Australia on 1 January 1901?
A. The Australian Constitution came into effect
B. The Australian Constitution was changed by a referendum
C. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was formed
13. What is the name of the legal document that sets out the rules for the government of Australia?
A. The Australian Commonwealth
B. The Australian Constitution
C. The Australian Federation
14. What is a referendum?
A. A vote to change the Prime Minister
B. A vote to change the Australian Constitution
C. A vote to change the government
15. Which arm of government has the power to interpret and apply laws?
16. Which of these is a role of the Governor-General?
A. The appointment of the Head of State
B. The appointment of the state premiers
C. The signing of Bills passed by the Australian Parliament
17. Which of these statements about state governments is correct?
A. All states have the same constitution
B. The states have no constitution
C. Each state has its own constitution
18. What is the name given to the party or coalition of parties with the second largest number of members in the House of Representatives?
A. The Senate
B. The Government
C. The Opposition
19. What is the name of a proposal to make a law in Parliament?
C. Royal Assent
20. Who maintains peace and order in Australia?
C. Public servants
Source: Department of Home Affairs
To pass and become an Australian citizen, you need to answer 15 out of 20 questions correctly.
How many did you get?
If you have any questions or concerns and would like any help regarding any Citizenship or migration inquiries, please feel free to contact me,
Australian Citizenship Registered Migration Agent: Graham Copson (MARN 1575606)
Mob 0417 083 231, or by email [email protected]
“Your Migration Partner”