Primary Schools' Parliamentary Convention 2021

Important Update Notice: Due to the current health advice and COVID restrictions, the Primary Schools' Parliamentary Convention scheduled on Friday 22 October is CANCELLED.

Please check your email regarding the changes.

The Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program (VSPP) is a Victorian Department of Education and Training initiative that consists of a series of student conventions, which provide students with opportunities to learn about Australia's constitution and systems of government. Students learn through participation in informed, parliamentary style debates on a range of topics affecting Australia's democracy. Schools from all sectors can opt-into the program to support the teaching of civics and citizenship education in their school. 

The State-wide Primary School Parliamentary Conventions each bring together a minimum of 100 school students, from participating schools at the Parliament House of Victoria for a one-day event. The program is designed for years 5 to 6 students. Wherever possible the Speaker of the Victorian Parliament presides over the day. 

Primary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention -  Friday 22 October - The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne CANCELLED

The topic is Should the State or Federal Government have control over school education?

Please note that a Principal or teacher will need to attend with each student group. All transport must be arranged by the school and the school must ensure that students are present for the entire program.

Download Classroom Activities and Pre-reading Materials below:

Key dates  

Expressions of Interest open


Expressions of Interest close


Registration to attend close




Should you require additional information or wish to discuss the contents of this information, please call NCS on (03) 9415 1299 or email or

National Curriculum Services Pty Ltd (NCS) has been contracted by the Victorian Department of Education and Training to deliver the Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program.