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Explore the Web

Search Sites

Alta Vista
Ask Jeeves
Yahoo Australia
Start Spot: topical search engine

E-mail Search:
Ultimate E-mail Search

Postcode Search:
Australian Postcodes
International Postcodes

Telephone Search:
White Pages
World Telephone Directories
Yellow Pages

Communicate with Others



Ausi Mail
Yahoo Mail

123 Greetings
Blue Mountain Cards
ahoo Greetings


Current Affairs

Business & Banking


Shares - Investments:
Australian Stock Exchange
Investor Web
The Australian Investor
Yahoo Australia Finance

Online Banking:
Bendigo Bank
Commonwealth Bank
Connect Credit Union
Island State Credit Union
National Bank
Reserve Bank

Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees

Business Entry Point
Business Review Weekly
Maus Business Information Resource Centre

Financial Calculators:
Currency Converter
Mortgage & House Calculators
Money's Finance Calculators
Calculator Web

Financial & Mortgage Calculators

Launceston City Council
Service Tasmania
Tasmania Online
Tasmanian Courts
Department of Premier & Cabinet
Parliament of Tasmania

Tasmanian Political Parties:
Australian Democrats
Australian Labor Party

ALP Tasmania
The Liberal Party

National Party
Australian Greens
Tasmanian Greens

Federal Government Access Point (start here for access to government services)
Bureau of Statistics

Electoral Commission
Government Directory
Parliament of Aust
Prime Ministers Site

Australian Tax Office (access to other state government portals)

News & Newspapers

Australian News:
ABC News
ABC Rural Online
News Com Au
Nine MSN News
Yahoo Australia News

Australian Papers:
The Advocate
The Examiner
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
The Trading Post
The Age (Melbourne)
The Sydney Morning Herald

International News:
BBC World News

International Papers:
The Times (London)
The Washington Post
Online Newspapers
News Directory

Rural News
Environmental News

ABC Rural Online
Australian Dairy Farmers Federation
Australian Farming Virtual Library
Australian Pork Limited
Bank of Ideas
Bureau of Rural Sciences
Dairy Australia
Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry
Dept of Primary Indurstries, Water & Environment, Tasmania
Livestock Virtual Library
Meat & Livestock Australia
National Farmers Federation
Rural Youth Tasmania
Young Australian Rural Network

Australian Conservation Foundation
Dept of Primary Indurstries, Water & Environment, Tasmania
Environment Australia
Green Net Australia
Land & Water Australia
Landcare Australia
Natural Heritage Trust
Planet Ark
Tamar Region Natural Resource Management Strategy
The Wilderness Society
Waterwatch Australia


Work & Education

Job Seekers
Formal Education

Job Search Sites:
Australian Job Search
Commonwealth Public Service Gazette
Career One
Job Futures
My Career
Tasmanian Government Jobs
Yahoo Careers

Resume Skills:
How to write a Resume
10 minute Resume


Australian Maritime College
Department of Education Tasmania
TAFE Tasmania
TAFE Online
University of Tasmania

Online Learning

Computer Skills:
Find Tutorials: IT Skills
IntelInfo: Directory of IT Tutorials available on the web.
Learn the Net: Internet tutorial
Microsoft Office: Getting the most out of Office from the Microsoft website.
Photoshop Tutorials: Links to free courses available.
PSP Tips
: Paint Shop Pro Tutorials
PSP Tutorial Links: Links to literally hundreds of Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Life Skills:
About: Basics of many subjects
Learn 2 Type: Learn to touch type
How Stuff Works: Just what it says
Teaching & Learning on the Web: Choose a subject and access over 800 web based tutorials.
WannaLearn: 300 Categories of free, family-safe tutorials on a wide range of subjects.
My Own Business: An online, eleven-session course (without gimmicks or advertising) providing the basic do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs. The course is intended for both start-up and already operating entrepreneurs.

Museums & Libraries

Australian Museums:
Australian Museums & Galleries Online: Database of contact information for Australian Museums & Galleries.
Australian Museum Online
National Museum of Australia
Powerhouse Museum

Australian Libraries:
Australian Journals Online : Database of electronic Journals
National Library of Australia
State Library Tasmania
Picture Australia: Library of Australian Images, try the Picture trails


Overseas Museums:
American Museum of Natural History
The British Museum: Explore Ancient Civilisations and understand world cultures.
Louvre: One of the earliest European Museums
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Checkout the Timeline of Art Section
Museum Spot: search engine for museums
National Gallery, London
The Vatican Museum

Overseas Libraries:
Library Spot: find libraries on law, medicine, film, government etc

Information & Reference Sites

Britannica: search the worlds best known encyclopeadia.
Dictionary: Look up that troublesome word
Discovery Channel:
Encarta: Microsoft's own encyclopaedia site. basic information on all subjects.
Thesaurus: find exactly the right word for that important report.

Reference Sites: convert anything to anything with one of these handy calculators.
CIA World Fact Book: all the statistics you need to know about any country in the world.
Fact Monster: A learning network channel aimed at primary school level.
How Stuff Works: just what the name implies, ever wanted to know how an internal combustion engine works?
Infoplease: all round general knowledge site, from almanacs to homework help.
Online Conversion: another great calculator site.
RefDesk: this site links to other sites where facts of all types can be found.


Through the Ages

Preschool: 0-5 years

Berit's Best: directory of links to quality kids sites for learning, playing etc.
Enchanted Learning: Activities to help your child learn, has printable colouring sheets.
Funschool: Educational preschool site.
KinderArt: the largest collection of art lessons on the Internet.
Playhouse Disney: Activities, games, music and books from characters such as Mickey Mouse, Pooh, Stanley, Rolie Polie Olie & Bear in the Big Blue House
Kip & Co: Australian site for kids up to 6.
Prongo: Educational games for ages 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12 year olds.
Up to Ten: Games and activities for children aged 0-6, 0-10 and 6-10.
WILTIKY: What I Learned Today I Didn't Know Yesterday. Activities and games for preschoolers to kindergarten ages.

Alfy: paint a picture, read a story and play games.
ABC TV: All your old pals such as Mixy, Magic Mountain, Bananas in Pyjamas, games range in age from 3-10 years.
Hi-5: The official Hi 5 site with games, singalongs and colour-ins.
Nick Jnr: Play games, print out colour ins, music, art and stories.
The Wiggles: Colour-ins, music and more.
Sesame Street: All your old favourites and some new ones help learn new skills.

Primary School: 5-12 years

Art Kids Rule: art and craft resources for kids, teachers and parents.
Ask Jeeves Kids: Search Engine for kids.
Berit's Best: directory of links to quality kids sites for learning, playing etc.
BJ Pinhcbecks Homework Helper: Links to over 700 homework helpers.
java based learning activities for all ages up to 12 check out the family section
Discovery School: discovery channel site, links for students, teachers and parents.
Enchanted Learning:Try the Little Explorers picture dicitonary with links to activities, aimed at grades 2-3.
Funology: The science of having fun. Make things, explore the world, and discover new skills.
Kids Domain: Downloads, crafts, things to do and see for all ages.
KinderArt: the largest collection of art lessons on the Internet.
Kratts Creatures: Have fun while learning about animals.
National Geographic Kids World: learn all about our wonderful world.
Prongo: Educational games for ages 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12 year olds.
Surf Swell Island: play this adventure game while learning internet safety with Disney charcaters.
The Yuckiest site on the Internet: Science for kids from the site.
Up to Ten: Games and activities for children aged 0-6, 0-10 and 6-10.
Yahooligans: Web Guide for kids, search, games, etc.

Games: play games, listen to music and dress barbie in new outfits
Bonus: java based games for kids of all ages
Disney's Kids Island:
Games and activites based on Disney characters.
Ezone: arcade, action, adventure games.
GirlTech: Aimed at girls issues between the ages of 8-12 years.
Headbone: Games and features for kids aged 8-14 years.
Harry Potter: the official site.
Kids Fun Online: Games and contests, links to other popular kids sites.
Kiddonet: (3-12 years) A kid safe environement for kids to communicate with others, play games, solve mysteries etc. Requires free registration.
Nick: games, games and more games.
Wicked 4 Kids: Australian site with games and fun for ages up to 10.
Zeeks: games, cards, bulletin boards etc.

Secondary School: 12 years +

Infoplease Homework Centre:
Homework Spot:
The Source: The Source is the Commonwealth Government's youth website. It provides young people with both government and non-government information in essential areas such as careers, studying, help with money, health, legal rights and much more. It's also a space for young people to have a say in shaping future Commonwealth Government policies.

Computer Games Online: Previews, cheats forums on gaming.
Ezone: arcade, action, adventure games.
Games Domain: Tips and tricks for all types of computer games.
Happy Puppy: Games advice for playstation games.
A Girls World: Advice, diaries, pen pals and chat for teenage girls.

Parenting & Kids Health

ABC's of Parenting: Database of links to all types of parenting issues.
Disney's Fun for Families: Crafts, recipes, raising kids etc.
Mums Web: Australian site for parents to give and recieve advice.
Nappy Bag: Australian online resource for parents of kids aged 0-4.
Nick Jnr: Grownups section has fun things for you to do with your pre-school child.
Sesame Street Parents
Todays Parent: US Parenting site.
World Village: Family friendly Internet.

Child & Youth Health: part of the South Australian Department of Human Services. Includes health information for parents and young people aged 12-25 years.
Dr Pauls Child Health & Wellness Site: US site.
Your Childs Health: Canadian site prepared by health care professionals.


National Youth Week:
Rock Challenge: Secondary school students take part in a dance, drama and design spectacular and experience the buzz of performing in a professional environment.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a programme of cultural, practical and adventurous activities for young people aged 14-25 years. It is a journey of adventure and self discovery which challenges the whole individual.
Year 12 - What next?: A guide to help Year 12 students plan their post-school education and training

The Source: The Source is the Commonwealth Government's youth website. It provides young people with both government and non-government information in essential areas such as careers, studying, help with money, health, legal rights and much more. It's also a space for young people to have a say in shaping future Commonwealth Government policies.
Youth to Youth: Youth 2 Youth helps schools, universities, colleges, councils and organisations to inspire and develop their young people.
Reach Out: is an Internet-based service that helps young people get through tough times.
Volunteering Australia: Find a volunteering opportunity by searching this extensive site.



Hobbies, Lifestyle & Entertainment

General Lifestyle Sites

Better Homes & Gardens: Australia's own magazine & TV show site.
Better Homes & Gardens: US site, try the arrange a room section.
Our House: Nine's lifestyle program

Home Renovations:
Do It Yourself: Us site advice for home renovators.


About Food & Drink
Betty Crocker
Better Homes & Gardens Cooking
Mimi's Cyber Kitchen
Our House Cooking
Top Secret Recipes
Woolworths Online
Yahoo Cooking Sites

About Hobbies
Yahoo Arts
Yahoo Collecting
Yahoo Craft
Yahoo Hobbies



Australian Sites:
Australian Family History Compendium
Archives Office of Tasmania
Australian Society of Archivists
First Families

National Archives of Australia
State Library Genealogy Links
Tasmanian Family History Society
Tasmanian Justice Dept: births deaths and marriage certificates


International Sites:
Cyndi's List: More than 123,000 links to genealogy sites on the Internet
Family History
Family Search
Family Tree Maker
Gen Forum
Irish Ancestors
Public Records Office UK


Music & Radio
Film, Televsion & Movies

ABC Radio
City Park Radio
Internet Radio Guide
Triple J
Way FM

All Music
Launch: The Yahoo Music Guide
Instavid: Music videos

ABC Online:
Austar: Pay TV.
Nine MSN: Links to Channel Nine shows
SBS Online:
Seven: Channel 7's portal.
Yahoo TV Guide:

All Movies: Find out all about nearly any movie ever made.
Cinema Spot:
Hollywood Online: All the goss from Hollywood.
Universal Studios
Village: What's on at the movies around OZ
Warner Brothers
Yahoo Movies: Guides to all the latest movie info.


Burke's Backyard:
Earth Garden
Gardening Australia: ABC's very own garden show.
Gardens Online
Garden Web
Global Garden
Hobart Horticultural Society
Your Garden

Everything Roses
Orchid Mall: links to information on orchids worldwide.
National Gardening: US site but has heaps of useful info on growing fruit & vegies.
Fruit & Vegetables

Amazon: Books, games and music
Yahoo Australia Shopping


General Travel Sites
Travel Agents & Airlines

Trip Spot:
Lonely Planet
National Geographic Directory of travel sites

City Search

The Great Outdoors
National Geographic Australia
Yahoo Travel


Flight Centre

Virgin Blue

British Airways
Singapore Airlines
United Airlines
United Arab Emirates
Air France
Thai Airways


Sport & Recreation

General Sports Sites

Yahoo Australia Sports
Fox Sports

Australian Sports Web
ABC Sports

I Seek Golf
PGA Australasia


Basketball Australia

Netball Australia
Indoor Netball Australia

Cross Court Tennis
Tennis Australia
Tennis Veterans Australia

Table Tennis Australia

Cricket - Baseball - Football - Soccer
Racing - Motorsports

Baggy Green

Australian Baseball Federation
Isport Baseball

Real Footy
Australian Rugby
Rugby Heaven
Official World Cup Soccer Site
Soccer Australia


Harness Racing in Australia
Racing Victoria: Horse racing

Australian National Drag Racing
Motorcycle News
Formula 1
Formula 1 Online
Speedway Racing News
Targa Tasmania


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