7 Continent of Australia and Oceania Worksheets

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Explore the diverse landscapes, cultures, and wildlife of the southern hemisphere with our continent of Australia and Oceania worksheets.

These comprehensive educational tools are designed to captivate and educate students on the vast and varied regions of Australia and Oceania.

From labeling maps to uncovering fascinating facts about Australia’s unique ecosystem and wildlife, such as kangaroos, to matching the flags of Oceania’s diverse countries, our worksheets provide a broad range of activities.

They also include engaging word searches and scrambles to reinforce geographical and cultural vocabulary, making learning about this part of the world both fun and informative.

Ideal for classroom or home study, these continent of Australia and Oceania worksheets serve as a fantastic introduction to the geography, natural wonders, and cultural richness of the region.

Whether you’re a teacher looking to enrich your geography lessons or a parent aiming to broaden your child’s global awareness, these free printable geography worksheets offer valuable insights and engaging learning opportunities.

australia continent worksheets

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Fun facts about Oceania for kids

Fun and interesting facts about Oceania and Australia that kids will enjoy:

  1. Australia is home to some of the world’s most unique and interesting animals, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, wombats, and Tasmanian devils.
  2. The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland, is home to more than 1,500 species of fish and over 600 types of coral. Learn more with our coral reef worksheet bundle.
  3. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. And it took 1,400 workers eight years to build.
  4. Australia has more than 10,000 beaches, and if you visited one new beach every day, it would take more than 27 years to see them all!
  5. The world’s largest population of wild camels is found in Australia.
  6. The world’s largest monolith, Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock), is located in the Australian Outback.
  7. The world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island, is located off the coast of Queensland.
  8. The kangaroo can jump up to three times its own height in one leap.
  9. Australia is home to some of the world’s most venomous creatures. Including the funnel-web spider, the box jellyfish, and the inland taipan.
  10. The platypus is one of only two types of mammals in the world that lay eggs. The other is the echidna.

Printable Oceania map

There are 14 different countries in Oceania.

There are 2 different maps of the continent of Australia. One with the countries on the side to make it a little easier, and one with no country names.

The students can either color in the different countries or add the names to the correct country.

australia map worksheet

I highly recommend you play the mapology world map game to add to this unit study. This is also included in the best geography board games.

Fact file about Oceania and Australia

There are 10 questions about the continent of Oceania. Plus the top 10 countries by population, by land area, and the top 10 cities by population in Australia.

  • How many countries are in Australia? 14
  • How big is the continent of Australia? 2.97 million mi²
  • What is the total population of Australia? 39.4 million
  • What is the tallest mountain in Australia? Where is it? Puncak Jaya, Island of New Guinea
  • What is the lowest point in Australia? Where is it? Lake Eyre, Australia
  • What oceans are in Australia? Pacific, Southern, and Indian Oceans.
  • What is the biggest river in Australia? Where is it? River Murray, Australia
  • What is the most famous landmark in Australia? Uluru
  • What is the smallest country in Australia? Nauru
  • What is the largest desert in Australia? Great Victoria Desert, Australia
australia fact worksheet

Top 10 countries by population in Oceania

  1. Australia
  2. Papua New Guinea
  3. New Zealand
  4. Fiji
  5. Solomon Islands
  6. Vanuatu
  7. Samoa
  8. Kiribati
  9. Micronesia
  10. Tonga

Top 10 countries in Oceania by land area

  1. Australia  
  2. Papua New Guinea  
  3. New Zealand  
  4. Solomon Islands  
  5. Fiji  
  6. Vanuatu  
  7. Samoa  
  8. Kiribati  
  9. Tonga  
  10. Micronesia

Top 10 cities in Oceania by population

  1. Melbourne, Australia
  2. Sydney, Australia
  3. Brisbane, Australia
  4. Perth, Australia
  5. Auckland, New Zealand
  6. Adelaide, Australia
  7. Canberra, Australia
  8. Wellington, New Zealand
  9. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  10. Christchurch, New Zealand

For even more fun learning about the world, I highly recommend the World card game.

Kangaroo worksheet for kids

The students need to research the kangaroo and answer the following questions:

  • In what countries can you find kangaroos in their natural habitat?
  • How long do kangaroos live? In the wild, and in captivity
  • How many babies do kangaroos typically have?
  • The type of birth, is it egg or live?
  • What food do kangaroos eat? How do they get their food?
  • What is the population of kangaroos? What is their biggest threat?

We also use the book Life Cycles for our studies and of course, there is a section on the kangaroo.

kangaroo life cycle worksheet

Match the Oceania flags to the country

This fun match the flag worksheet is a lot of fun. The children need to research what colors to color in the maps of 10 Australian countries.

When they have colored them in correctly, they need to add a line to the correct country.

The country flags included are:

  • Australia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Fiji
  • New Zealand
  • Solomon Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • Tonga
  • Samoa
  • Micronesia
  • Kiribati

You will also enjoy the 100 pics card game. Can you identify the countries from the flag?

match the australian flag

Australia word search printable

The Australia countries can be found, horizontally, vertically, diagonally, frontwards, or backward! Just to make it that much more difficult.

I have also added the word search answers, as some of the words are a little tricky to find!

australia word search printable

Tip: I recommend either using a highlighter pen or circling around the letters. Do not cross the letters out if you have found a word, as it may be used in another word!

The 18 Australian countries and cities to find are:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Vanuatu
  • Samoa
  • Kiribati
  • Micronesia
  • Tonga
  • Naura
  • Palau
  • Tuvalu
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Christchurch

Free word search printables are an excellent school activity for when the kids just need a break. They are educational, but more importantly, they are fun.

Australia word scramble printable

There are no clues in our free word scramble, other than the 12 countries or cities are all in the continent of Australia.

australia word scramble printable

The 12 Australian cities and countries to find are: (I have included an answer sheet with the download.)

  • Adelaide
  • Canberra
  • Tonga
  • Naura
  • Palau
  • Tuvalu
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Brisbane
  • Christchurch

This free word scramble printable is great either for the classroom, the library, or homeschooling.

Books about Australia for kids

These are the best geography books for kids:

  • Mirror is a book about comparing and contrasting the daily routines and surroundings of two boys and their families. One in Sydney, Australia, and the other in a small village in Morocco. Revealing surprising connections between their seemingly different lives.
  • Birrarung Wilam: A Story from Aboriginal Australia tells the story of Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River. Learn more about the Indigenous culture and the geography of the river.
  • The Race to Kangaroo Hill. The lovable crew of the School Ship Tobermory embarks on a new adventure in Australia. Unexpectedly rescuing a stranded boy and searching for a missing dog.
  • Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?
  • Koalas. Learn all about the life cycle of a koala and explore their habitat, diet, and social behavior of them. Including their unique way of greeting each other through nose-touching.
  • Explore Coral Reefs. “Explore My World” picture books capture the beauty and diversity of life in coral reefs. Inviting young readers to take their first steps toward understanding the wonders of our natural world.
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Additional Australia worksheets

  • Jellyfish worksheets: Engaging educational materials centered around jellyfish, offering in-depth insights into these fascinating aquatic creatures.
  • Australian animals printable coloring pages from Darcy & Brian: A delightful collection of meticulously designed coloring pages featuring Australia’s unique wildlife, allowing students to explore their creativity while learning about native animals.
  • Paper plate koala craft from Simple Everyday Mom: An enjoyable hands-on activity that teaches children about koalas by creating a fun and educational paper plate craft.
  • Kangaroo coloring pages from Living Life & Learning: A set of captivating coloring pages showcasing kangaroos, enabling students to appreciate the iconic marsupial while enhancing their fine motor skills through coloring.

Tips for downloading the free files

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Download the free printable Australia worksheets

This printable Australia worksheet is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 15 February 2024 by homeschoolof1

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