NSW Schools Constitutional Convention

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  • Part I: The Legal System

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NSW Schools Constitutional Convention 2023









This year’s question: Do we need to revise how we go about constitutional change?

The Parliament of NSW Education team invites Year 11 students (Year 12 in Term 4) to apply to participate in the NSW Constitutional Convention 2023.

When: Friday 3 November 2023
When: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Parliament of NSW, 6 Macquarie St. Sydney

This annual program, now in its 29th year, seeks to promote understanding and informed discussion amongst young Australians about the Australian Constitution and system of government. The NSW Schools Constitutional Convention includes a keynote and group discussions on the selected topic. At the conclusion of the day, delegates peer select 30 of their number to attend the National Constitutional Convention to be held in Canberra in 2024. 

Principals are invited to nominate one Year 11 (incoming Year 12) student from their school to be considered for participation in the 2023 NSW Schools Constitutional Convention. Unfortunately, multiple nominations cannot be accepted.

To be considered for attendance at the Convention, each student must submit a single A4 page statement in their own words on the topic outlined above.

Download the application and information form to get started. Applications close Friday 22 September 2023.


9:30 – 9:45am Welcome and official opening
9:45 – 10:45 am Keynote address
11:00am –12:30pm
  • Group discussion
  • Referendum
  •  Selection of delegates to the National Convention Canberra 2024
12:30 pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm


  • Group discussion reports
  • Referendum results
  • Soap box – if time permits
  • Announcement of delegates to the National Convention Canberra 2024


If you would like additional information please call 02 9230 2047.

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