Australian citizenship test resource

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 read Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond or watch the DVD before you sit the test. You can also do the practice test.


The department does not endorse or recommend citizenship test packages from any other individual or organisation that claim will assist you to pass the test.

Download Our Common Bond

You can download and print a copy of Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond as a single or series of pdf files from the links below.

Full version

Download Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond (4.4MB PDF file)

Testable section

All the questions in the citizenship test are based on the information contained in this 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

Download testable section (2.7MB PDF file)

Non-testable section

This 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

Download non-testable section (1.8MB PDF file)

Watch Our Common Bond on YouTube

Watch Australian Citizenship - Our Common Bond in 6 short clips on ImmiTV, our YouTube channel, ImmiTV.

Our Common Bond – Introduction (2:28 min)

Our Common Bond – Australia and its people (8:56 min)

Our Common Bond – Australia's democratic beliefs, rights and liberties (6:40 min)

Our Common Bond – Australia's democratic beliefs, rights and liberties (5:03 min) (continued)

Our Common Bond – Government and the law in Australia (8:09 min)

Our Common Bond – Government and the law in Australia (8:30 min) (continued)

Our Common Bond in other languages

The Australian citizenship test resource book: Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond, has been translated into 37 community languages.

Albanian French Korean Swahili
Amharic German Macedonian Tagalog
Arabic Greek Nepali Tamil
Bosnian Hindi Persian/Farsi Thai
Burmese/Myanmarese Indonesian Portuguese Tigrinya
Chinese Simplified Italian Russian Turkish
Chinese Traditional Japanese Serbian Vietnamese
Croatian Karen Sinhalese  
Dari Khmer Somali  
Dinka Kirundi Spanish  

Order Our Common Bond

You can order one free copy of either the test resource DVD or book, Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond and it will be posted to your address in Australia.

This service is not available to people using an overseas address. Overseas residents should either download a copy of the book or contact an Australian mission overseas for assistance.

If you require more than one copy of the DVD or book, please contact the Citizenship Information Line.
Telephone: 131 880

Practice test

To help you prepare for the test, there is a test tutorial and 4 short practice tests on this website with five example questions each.

The tutorial will familiarise you with the look and feel of the citizenship test and guide you on using a computer mouse to answer the test questions and submit your test.

The practice test contains sample questions similar to those asked in the citizenship test. Doing the practice test will help you prepare for the types of questions you are likely to be asked when you take the actual citizenship test. The practice test is not part of the process of sitting the citizenship test. You can take the practice test over and over again and the results of the practice test will not affect the final result of the citizenship test when you take it.
See:
Australian Citizenship Practice Tests
Australian Citizenship Test Tutorial