Apply to be involved

Applications to join the DOVES Council will open annually. The next round of applications will be open in Term 4 2022.

The Minister's Student Council is the peak forum for interaction between NSW public school students, NSW Education and the NSW Minister for Education.

The council is officially known as the DOVES (Department of Student Voices in Education and Schools).

Read more about the DOVES Council on the about page.

How can I get involved?

The next round of applications will open in Term 4, 2022 to join the DOVES in 2023.

The application process

A selection panel will reviews all submissions and invite shortlisted applicants to join a short online video interview. The panel includes students currently on the DOVES Council as well as department representatives.

All students submitting will be contacted about their application.


Date Description
10 October 2022 Applications open
28 November 2022 Applications close (extended deadline)
Week 1, Term 1 2023 Applications reviewed and shortlisted
Early Term 1 2023 Shortlisted applicants invited to a short online interview
Week 8, Term 1 2023 Successful applicants announced and appointed to the DOVES Council

Need help or have a question?

Engagement with members of the Minister's Student council is facilitated by:

  • Katrina Stuve, Senior Advisor Minister Councils
  • Leanne Newsham, Manager Minister Councils

To learn more, send an email to

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