The Junior Indigenous Youth Parliament will be held Thursday 29 August 2024 in Townsville. This true-to-life parliamentary experience is an exciting opportunity for Year 5 and Year 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who attend school in the State Electorates of Burdekin, Hinchinbrook, Mundingburra, Thuringowa and Townsville 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 program is hosted by the Queensland Parliament and will be chaired by the Speaker, the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, along with local Members of Parliament. 


Program details 

Date Thursday 29 August 2024
Program 9.00am Registration
9.30am Yarning Circle and Student briefing
10.00am Official opening
1.30pm Close and photos
 Location  Mercure Townsville, 166-194 Woolcock Street, Currajong

Please note:  Nominations have now closed.


Need more information?

Sheree Strauss
First Peoples Liaison Officer | Queensland Parliament

P: 07 3553 6094

E: FirstPeoples.Liaison@parliament.qld.gov.au



Townvsille JIYP 2019