Welcome to the Mackay Youth Parliament

Schools from the Mackay and surrounding regions are invited to nominate up to 10 Year 5 or Year 6 students to participate in the Mackay Youth Parliament, which will be held Thursday, 8 September 2022.

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 Speaker, the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, along with local Members of Parliament. 

 Date:  Thursday, 8 September 2022
 Time:   9.00am   Registration
   9.30am   Student Briefing 
   10.00am   Official opening
   2.00pm   Close and photos
 Location:   TBC    

Nominations open now on EventBrite

Common Questions:

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 video conference. Teachers are to attend one session at either :

  • 26 July    3:45 - 4:15 pm 
  • 27 July    7:30 - 8:00 am
  • 28 July    3:45 - 4:15 pm

Teachers from schools participating in the Youth Parliament are required to log on to this 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 9.00 am to be ready for the start of the 9.30 am final briefing. 

Please note, the number of students able to participate is subject to change in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions.   


Rebecca Quinnell

Education Officer

Email:  [email protected]  

Phone: 07 3553 6413