Premier’s closing message

Premier’s closing message for the Premiers’ Reading Challenge website.

Message from the Premier

Congratulations on completing the 2023 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

Whether you’ve read 15, 30, 40 or even more books during the Challenge, you should be very proud. I hope you let your imaginations run wild with every page and chapter.

This year, you and more than 87,000 young Victorians completed the Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

Together, you read a massive 3.4 million books. It’s an incredible achievement.

Thanks for participating in the Challenge this year. I’d also like to thank the many parents, carers, educators, librarians, literacy leaders and school communities who supported and encouraged you. Without them, the Premiers’ Reading Challenge wouldn’t be the success that it is.

I look forward to you all being part of the Challenge again in 2024.

Yours sincerely

Hon Jacinta Allan MP
Member for Bendigo East
Premier of Victoria