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Formation of a club and development of a constitution

The rules for formation of a Parent Club are outlined in Part 4 of the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007.

Ministerial approval for the formation of a club must be obtained. Such approval is dependent on the development and submission of a draft constitution consistent with the model constitution published by the Education Department.

You can download a model constitution from the Department website.

All Parent Clubs must ensure they have a Ministerially approved constitution, which is consistent with the current Education Regulations .

If you're not sure whether your Club has an approved constitution, contact the Department's Community Stakeholders Unit or the Parents Victoria office.

If your club does not have an approved constitution, you need to start working on it now!

This is a summary of some of the elements found in the Model Parents Club Constitution provided by the Education Department.


A Parent Club has no formally prescribed powers or duties. In determining its objectives, interim committee members should note that such objectives cannot be inconsistent with the powers accorded to and duties of a school council. Within this context, a parents’ club complements the role of the school council and its subcommittee arrangements.


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