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Review of the Melbourne Declaration

Since the late eighties, Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments have made successive declarations defining their shared vision for school education in Australia. The most recent, the Melbourne Declaration, was agreed by Education Council Ministers in 2008. It articulates nationally consistent education goals for young Australians.  


Each declaration has guided the design and delivery of education and laid the foundation for the development of school curricula and assessment. The vision outlined in each declaration has been progressed through the collaborative work of the Education Council, supported by various national reviews and shorter-term national agreements that commit to more specific reforms and national actions.


On 14 December 2018, Education Council Ministers agreed to undertake a review of the Melbourne Declaration and to develop a contemporary national declaration on educational goals for all Australians, to guide national collaborative efforts over the coming years. Stakeholders are invited to participate in consultation events in each state and territory to help inform the review and refresh of the Melbourne Declaration.  


We want to hear from young people, parents, teachers, Principals and other educators, education stakeholders and organisations, industry leaders, academics and community groups.


Registrations are required.


Note: some states and territories are holding invite only events. If you do not see an event for your state or territory, you can register for a national event (in Sydney or Canberra) or the webinar. If you would like to request an invite to an event in your state or territory, please email


For more information, or if you require any additional support, please email or call 0491 617 118.



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