Citizenship Practice Test Questions

​Welcome to the Australian citizenship practice test. To pass the practice test you will need to answer 15 out of 20 questions correctly. Correct answers are in green text.

  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 to not follow a religion
  6. Which of these statements about government in Australia is correct?
    • a. The government does not allow some religions
    • b. 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 a responsibility of Australian citizens aged 18 years or over?
    • a. To attend local council meetings
    • b. To vote in elections
    • c. To have a current Australian passport
  9. Which of these is a responsibility of Australian citizens aged 18 years or over?
    • a. Australian citizens can apply for an Australian passport
    • b. Permanent residents can hold an Australian passport
    • c. Australian citizens need a passport and visa to return to Australia
  10. Which of these statements about passports is correct?
    • a. Australian citizens can apply for an Australian passport
    • b. Permanent residents can hold an Australian passport
    • c. Australian citizens need a passport and visa to return to Australia
  11. Which of these statements about voting in Australian elections is correct?
    • a. People are free and safe to vote for any candidate
    • b. Voting is by a show of hands
    • c. People must write their name on their vote
  12. What happened in Australia on 1 January 1901?
    • a. The Australian Constitution was changed by a referendum
    • b. The Australian Constitution came into effect
    • 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 Federation
    • b. The Australian Commonwealth
    • c. The Australian Constitution
  14. What is a referendum?
    • a. A vote to change the government
    • b. A vote to change the Australian Constitution
    • c. A vote to change the Prime Minister
  15. Which arm of government has the power to interpret and apply laws?
    • a. Legislative
    • b. Executive
    • c. Judicial
  16. Which of these is a role of the Governor-General?
    • a. The appointment of state premiers
    • b. The signing of Bills passed by the Australian Parliament
    • c. The appointment of the Head of State
  17. Which of these statements about state governments is correct?
    • a. All states have the same constitution
    • b. Each state has its own constitution
    • c. The states have no 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 Government
    • b. The Opposition
    • c. The Senate
  19. What is the name of a proposal to make a law in parliament?
    • a. Royal Assent
    • b. Bill
    • c. Debate
  20. Who maintains peace and order in Australia?
    • a. Public servants
    • b. Police
    • c. Lawyers
Prepare for the test

Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond  has all the information you need to help you pass the citizenship test.

Questions in the test are based on the topics:

  • Australia and its people
  • Australia’s democratic beliefs, rights and liberties
  • government and the law in Australia.

It is highly recommended that you download and read Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond or watch the video before you sit the test.

Testable section

All the questions in the citizenship test are based on the information contained in the testable section. This is the information you will be tested on.

Part 1—Australia and its people
Part 2—Australia’s democratic beliefs, rights and liberties
Part 3—Government and the law in Australia
Glossary
20 practice questions.

Non-testable section

The non-testable section contains information that will help you to understand the history and culture of Australia. You will not be tested on this information.

Part 4—Australia today
Part 5—Our Australian story
Glossary and Acknowledgements.

Citizenship test and interview

As a part of the process for Australian citizenship by conferral, you may need to have an interview and sit the citizenship test.

Most applicants for citizenship by conferral aged between 18 and 59 years at the time of application need to have an interview and sit the citizenship test.

The test assesses your English language skills and what you know about Australia and Australian citizenship.

Applicants aged 17 and under and those who are 60 and over at the time of application do not need to sit the test.