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Queensland Parliament Petitions


Petitioning is one of the traditional forms by which citizens can make requests direct to Parliament. A petition is a formal request signed by at least one person and placed before the Parliament with the object of persuading the Parliament to take some particular action. For example, a petition may request the alteration of the general law or the re-consideration of some administrative decision.

Standing Orders of the Legislative Assembly provide for two types of petitions:

  • e-petitions; and
  • paper petitions

Frequently asked questions

Read some Frequently Asked Questions about petitions and their answers

Information on E-Petitions

Information to assist you with starting an E-Petition

Information on paper petitions

Information to assist you with starting a paper petition


These general rules for petitions are contained in the Queensland Parliament's Standing Orders

Ministerial responses

Information on ministerial responses to E-Petitions and paper petitions