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Getting Involved
Discovering Democracy provides information and resources for civics and citizenship education in Australia. Commonwealth Government.

Learning Communities Catalyst
The Learning Communities Catalyst has been established to serve as a clearinghouse of information, research, case studies and practical tools to assist communities, councils, government, businesses, policy-makers and other stakeholders researching, advocating for and developing learning communities.

Place Management, Social Capital and Learning (PASCAL)
PASCAL is a strategic information tracking and sharing initiative of international developments in place management, social capital and learning regions, focusing on partnerships between government agencies, community organisations and private enterprises undertaking social, cultural, economic and environmental initiatives.

New South Wales

Community Builders
This site aims to help local communities across the state share ideas on how to enhance and strengthen their community. Users contribute to the content and ongoing development of the website with case studies and tips. The site features practical resources including checklists, case studies, a discussion forum and an events calendar. The site is useful for community organisations, volunteers, policy makers, academics, community leaders and all those involved in government and business.

iPlan - Community engagement in the NSW planning system
This website is a comprehensive and easy-to-read resource for practitioners in the NSW planning and development system. It is intended as a source of reference for anyone keen to improve the quality of community engagement in this system at local, regional or state levels.


My Connected Community
A virtual meeting place where communities can find, join or start an online community using forums, chat, polls and calendars.

Community Building - Communities Growing Together
This site aims to inform and connect people involved in community building projects across Victoria, and to assist those who want to find out more about community building approaches.

Local Government Consultation and Engagement
This website aims to provide local governments with the information, tools and support to consult effectively.

Multimedia Victoria - eGovernment Resource Centre
Victoria (MMV) is responsible for implementing the Victorian Government's information and communication technology policy, Connecting Victoria. MMV's eGovernment Resource Centre has a number of Victorian, Australian and international resources.

Western Australia

Office of eGovernment
This site contains information on the programs and projects currently underway at the Office of E-Government and general information about e-government in Australia and around the world.

Last reviewed
22 June 2011
Last updated
22 June 2011