Welcome messages from the Premier and Acting Premier

Welcome to the 2021 Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge from the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews.


Message from the Acting Premier, James Merlino

Welcome to the 2021 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

Since it began in 2005, the Premiers’ Reading Challenge has encouraged children and students to open their minds to wonderful new worlds through the joy of reading books.

Over the years it has inspired more than 3 million young Victorians to read at least 51 million books.

The Premiers’ Reading Challenge is a fun and engaging way to nurture important literacy skills that will be with our children for life.

Even more, it helps them discover the joy of reading from a young age and, hopefully, find some new favourites.

Good luck to everyone picking up a book this year, but most importantly, have fun!

The Hon James Merlino MP
Acting Premier of Victoria

Keep reading, see the Acting Premier’s letter to parents (pdf - 161.22kb)