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Premier's Reading Challenge

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is an initiative of the NSW State government. It aims to encourage in students a love of reading for leisure and pleasure and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student - to read, to read more and to read more widely.


In order to complete the Challenge, students must read the following number of books based on their Challenge Level:

2023 Challenge dates
Students can include any books read from the end of the 2022 challenge on their 2023 reading record. Key dates for the 2023 challenge are:
27 February 2023 - challenge opens for student entries
Friday 18 August 2023 - challenge closes for student entries.  

How do students access the challenge?

A link to the Premier’s Reading Challenge website can be found in the Student Portal under the Learning section.  Students are also able to add a link to the PRC in the My Link List section to make the PRC easier to find.  The URL to use is


Public school students can also log in directly to the PRC website using their Department of Education (DoE) username and password.  These are the same details a student would use to access the Student Portal and the computer network at school.  If you are unaware of your username and/or password, please contact your class teacher and ask for your Student Portal username and/or password.