Geography Links

Bureau of Meteorologyhurricane
– Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency providing regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
– coastal resources. From Government of South Australia

Geoscience Australia
– geoscientific data and information including: Energy, Greenhouse gas storage, Groundwater, Hazards, Marine and coastal, Minerals, Topographic mapping

Online Resources
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Non fiction eBooks

Library Webs

Library Webs – library of reliable websites for students


Online databases


Maps and Mapping

mapAustralia’s tropical land and sea e-Atlas
– discover, learn, investigate and download environmental research and reference data for the Great Barrier Reef, its catchments, the Wet Tropics and the Torres Strait. From Australian Institute of Marine Science

Google Maps Education
– provides resources to help teachers and students explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools

Google Maps Streetview
– explore places around the world using Google Maps

Maps of Australia
– from Geoscience Australia

Maps and 3D models
– from Geoscience Australia

Mapmaker Interactive
– explore world with map themes, data, and tools for customizing map. From National Geographic

 South Australia Atlas
– maps and geographic information about South Australia in an interactive atlas format. From Government of South Australia

World geography map
– shows the distribution of the earth’s natural landforms on the surface of the globe. From Maps of World

World mapping
– from Holt, Rinehart and Winston


Image reference:
Worldlslandinfo 2007, Map of part of the Mergui Archipelago, Burma, illustration, Flickr, accessed 4 May 2013, <>, Creative Commons license: <>.


water Every Little Drop
– website dedicated to water and its consumption around the world. From Rain Harvesting

National Geographic
– water section of this website is very useful. It looks at water use in the world, including where the water comes from that produces certain products

Water Footprint
– looks at water usage and the idea of water footprint. From Water Footprint Network

Water library
– United Nations Documentation Centre on Water and Sanitation

Why water?
– access to clean, safe water in Africa. From The Water Project

Human Well-being

Geographies of human wellbeing
– topics: What is wellbeing? — Empowering women and girls– Population, poverty and human wellbeing — Disease: HIV/AIDS — Human wellbeing student inquiry. From Global Learning


Australian Bureau of Statistics
– data searchable by theme

Population density
– this collection contains a selection of content from NG Education about population density. From National Geographic

Population Reference Bureau
– reports on a range of topics, publications and multimedia

United Nations Development Program: Human Development Reports
– statistical tables from the Human Development Report

United States Census Bureau
– from U.S. Department of Commerce

Online Resources
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Non fiction eBooks

Library Webs

Library Webs – library of reliable websites for students


Online databases

Teacher Resources

ABC Splash! Years 7 – 10ABC Splash
– Geography resources to support the Australian Curriculum. From ABC


Australian Curriculum
– content description for Geography, Year 7-10. From ACARA

Cool Australia
– sustainability resources for students and teachers

– units of work and resources to support the Australian Curriculum. From Australian Geography Teachers Association

Global Education
– teacher resources to encourage a global perspective across the curriculum. From Global Education