Referendums A to Z
Referendums are an important part of Australia’s democracy. But they can be a lot. It’s OK to ask questions. What is a referendum? Why should you care? How do you have a conversation about this stuff? We’ve broken down everything you need to know, from A to Z.
Australia has held 44 federal referendums since Federation (plus a few bonus ones), all of which were important in their own way. Some you may have heard of, others may be a total mystery. In this section, we take a look at some past referendums, what they were about, and why they mattered.
Use this toolkit to discuss referendums and inspire voters to take an active interest in democracy.