Connecting students, teachers & librarians with Australian content

Informit Explore is the first major research and learning database designed specifically for Australian schools, offering ready-made teaching and learning tools that guide students towards reputable, trusted sources of information that combat misinformation & encourage critical thinking.

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What is Informit Explore?

Developed in partnership with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) & aligned with the Australian Curriculum

Empowering a new generation of Australian learners


Authoritative, Australasian-focused content is expertly curated by our editorial team and categorised into topics with assigned reading levels and discussion prompts for the classroom.

First Nations Focused

Offering the most comprehensive collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications, all in the one place.

Issue-based learning

Providing a topical-based starting point for students explore a range of views to better understand the issues affecting Australia.

Informit is unique in the information landscape. I recommend Informit to all libraries and organisations who need a trusted information source that draws on authoritative, respected publications and multimedia.

Pru Mitchell, Manager Information Services

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Key Benefits

Protect against misinformation and encourage critical thinking with Australia's most trusted content

Develop understanding of important issues by using trusted sources

Give students the freedom to explore topics that spark their interest, with an intuitive browsing experience that helps them navigate critical issues, and seek out reputable, trusted sources. Concise issue summaries, written by teachers, for teachers, serve as ideal entry points for beginner researchers, complete with clear explanations and thought-provoking discussion prompts.

Over a million Australian television news videos

Spanning over 15 years of Australian news broadcasts, our extensive archive features an unparalleled collection of television news and current affairs videos, from all major free-to-air networks, such as the ABC, 7 News, 9 News, Network 10, Sky News, and more.

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Build digital literacy & research skills with curriculum-aligned content

Guiding students to develop the key research skills required to bridge the gap between the university and school experience.

Easily integrate Informit Explore into your lessons with Australian aligned topics and issues

Business & Economics

  • Leadership
  • Flexible work
  • Gig economy


  • Healthy eating
  • Body image
  • Covid-19 and pandemics

Indigenous Australia

  • Voice to Parliament
  • Sovereignty
  • Land rights and Mabo


  • Literary forms
  • Analysis
  • Genres


  • Social media
  • Media control
  • Media conspiracies


  • Democracy
  • Globalisation
  • Civil rights

Psychology & Mental Health

  • Group behaviour
  • Perception
  • Phobias


  • Bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Wealth and poverty

Sustainability & Environment

  • Climate change
  • Recycling
  • Renewable energy


  • Artifical intelligence
  • 3D printing
  • Cybersecurity

Enhance classroom learning with educational features


Issue summary pages

Different perspectives of an issue are explored and bolstered by thought-provoking comprehension discussion and critical thinking questions.


Topical entry-points

Learners can effortlessly discover a wealth of Australasian content by following their interests and trending topics.


Feature articles and videos

Engaging curated articles and videos are selected for each issue summary are graded by reading level to make it educational and age appropriate.


Pre-programmed search queries

Pre-configured search queries for each issue enable novice researchers build confidence and navigate to content with ease. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    Explore support articles and tutorial videos on our Knowledge Base to find the answers to frequently asked questions about Explore. Navigate through our comprehensive resources at: For personalised assistance, our dedicated, Australian-based customer service team is ready to guide you at every step. Reach out to them by sending an email to

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