Democracy is when people have a say in the governing of their country, for example by electing people to represent them in a parliament. Many forms of government are democratic; other forms of government are not democratic.
Australia is a representative democracy.
A representative democracy is a system in which the people vote for delegates to represent their interests in a parliament. In Australia, members of parliament are elected to the Senate or the House of Representatives to represent the Australian people and make laws on their behalf.
Other representative democracies include:
Other forms of government which you might want to research include: