The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a personal challenge – not a competition. What’s your best reading tally? Can you beat it? 

If you figure out what you love to read, reading will be easier – so try reading different things – fiction, non-fiction – blogs, comics, poetry, lyrics, essays, magazines, newspapers… it all counts in the PRC. 

This is a challenge for all Tasmanian students. It doesn’t matter what your reading level is, everyone can take part.   

Reading is a skill we need for life.  All the reading you do in this challenge will help you at school and at home. 

Key Dates

This year the Challenge will run from 17 June to 23 August.

12 February 2024 information provided to schools
19 February – 10 MayRegistrations open! 
17 June – 23 August 2024 Tasmanian Premier’s Reading Challenge 
26 August – 27 September 2024 PRC surveys 


Registrations have now closed.

After schools have signed up the PRC Coordinator will be able to register students through the PRC Application.

Staff in Government schools can use their existing personal logins to access the PRC Application.

Non-Government schools will be emailed their username and password so they can access the PRC Application.

Can’t find the help you need?

Please let us know what help you need by emailing us at 

Frequently asked questions

Can I read any book during the challenge?

Yes, you can read anything during the Challenge! Books can include comics, magazines, picture books, text books, novels. Anything you read, log as a book! 

What if I change schools during the Challenge? 

Don’t worry, you can still take part in the Challenge. Let the PRC Team know by contacting us at We will check if your new school is signed up for the Challenge, and if not we can register you as an individual student. 

Can books read in class be counted towards the Challenge? 

Yes, any book you read during the 10 weeks can be counted. You can read in class, on a bus or in your backyard, it doesn’t matter! 

Where can I find book recommendations? 

You can find book recommendations by heading to our Book List and Book Review page.  

Where can I find books to read from home? 

Your local library is a great place to find a book! Visit the Locations Map on the Libraries Tasmania website to see where the closest library is to you.  

Libraries Tasmania has a wide and growing range of electronic resources available. These include eBooks, online journals, and eMagazines. You can access these resources with your local public library membership.