Schools from Gladstone and the surrounding regions are invited to nominate up to 10 Year 5 or Year 6 students to participate in the Gladstone Youth Parliament, which will be held on Thursday 27 July 2023.

The Youth Parliament is an exciting opportunity for students to debate a motion on a youth issue or speak in an adjournment debate about any issue falling within the jurisdiction of the Queensland Parliament.

The Youth Parliament is hosted by the Queensland Parliament and will be chaired by the Acting Speaker, Mr Joe Kelly MP, along with local Members of Parliament. 

Date: Thursday 27 July 2023
Time: 9.00am Registration
9.30am Student Briefing
10.00am Official opening
2.00pm Close and photos

 Location:  Gladstone Events Centre, Cnr Wood and Bells Streets, South Gladstone

Click here to nominate your school via Eventbrite.


How many students can schools nominate?
Schools are invited to nominate up to a maximum of 10 students from Year 5 and 6. The number of student participants allocated per school will depend on the number of schools that nominate for the Youth Parliament.

What is the commitment for teachers and students?

Teacher Briefing

An initial briefing session for teachers will be held via MS Teams video conference. Teachers are to attend one session on any of three available dates, yet to be advised:

  • 3.45 - 4.15pm on Tuesday 13 June
  • 7.45 - 8.15am on Wednesday 14 June
  • 3.45 - 4.15pm on Thursday 15 June

Teachers from schools participating in the Youth Parliament are required to participate in a briefing to receive details of the program and other operational and administrative matters.


  • Students will need to prepare a speech to present on the day.

Student Briefing

  • Teachers and students should arrive on the day of the Youth Parliament by 9.00am to be ready for the start of the 9.30am final briefing. 



Rebecca Quinnell

Education Officer

Email:  parliamentary.education@parliament.qld.gov.au  

Phone: 07 3553 6413