Writers’ Groups & Organisations

Writers’ Groups & Organisations

A social enterprise and centre for young writers in the inner-west of Melbourne.

Phone:
(03) 9689 0420
Address:
92 Nicholson Street, FOOTSCRAY VIC 3011

ACT Writers was founded in 1995 and is the leading organisation of writing-based culture in the ACT. ACT Writers advocates for, connects, develops and celebrates writers.

Phone:
(02) 6974 2289
Address:
PO Box 63, DICKSON ACT 2602
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Initiated by the African Australian Advocacy Centre and facilitated by WestWords. The African Australian Writers Group is a group of writers of all genres. The group focus is on craft and critical feedback with a view to publishing. A group of people from Africa and the African diaspora who realise the power of narrative in our world. Groups are both virtual and are opening in-person locations in Blacktown and Liverpool NSW.

Phone:
1800 WESTWORDS
Mobile:
0405 013 357
Address:
PO Box 2327, PARRAMATTA NSW 1750
Contact Name:
Christina
Facebook:
Twitter:
Meetings:
Meets fortnightly, Tuesdays 7pm-8pm.
Fees:
Free

Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Education, Training and the Arts, develops and implements cultural policy and administers cultural funding and capital works programs that support arts and cultural development for the benefit of the community.

Phone:
(07) 30344016
Address:
GPO Box 1436 BRISBANE QLD 4001

The Australian Bush Poets Association promotes bush poetry as an art form in the entertainment field, both in the spoken word form and as published verse. Publishes a monthly newsletter to keep members informed of coming events and past results, and encourages members to enter competitions, both written and performance.

Phone:
0411 160 510
Address:
PO BOX 701, MORNINGSIDE QLD 4170
Memberships:
Membership costs: $30 (individual), $20 (junior).

The ACWA is dedicated to promoting greater recognition for crime, thriller and mystery writing in Australia and to protect the general professional interests of all creators of crime and mystery works. The ACWA is not just for professionals, but aims to provide something for everyone who is devoted to the crime genre. The ACWA also organises the annual Ned Kelly Awards, and celebrates new and up-and-coming talent with the Best First Fiction award and excellence in true crime writing with the True Crime Ned Kelly award.

Mobile:
0468 822 830
Contact Name:
Robert Goodman
Facebook:
Memberships:
Australian Crime Writers Association Membership

The Australian Historical Association, founded in 1973, is a national organisation of historians, academics, professionals and others, working in all fields of history. Its members number around 600, including universities, libraries and other affiliates.

Providing the book industry with indentifiers services such as ISBN, barcodes, QRCodes, Widgets, SANs etc.

Phone:
(03) 85178349
Address:
PO Box 6509, St Kilda Road Central VIC 8008

Formed to provide a public presence and point of contact for literary agents and their staff. Members of the association are required to adhere to the principles outlined in the code of practice.

Australian Plays Transform (APT) is Australia’s national play development, publication and licensing organisation. It hosts the world’s largest online showcase and searchable database of the best Australian playwriting. APT seeks new voices for new times, develops plays that change the national story, links them to production, publishes them, promotes them, and licenses them for future productions here and around the world.

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The Australian Poetry is a not-for-profit, national incorporated association established to promote reading, writing and publishing activities associated with Australian poetry in all of its forms.

Phone:
(03) 9094 7828
Address:
PO BOX 21082, MELBOURNE VIC 8011
Contact Name:
Nell White, National Director
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Memberships:
Membership costs: $80 (regular and subscription to Australian Poetry Journal), $60 (concession and subscription), $50 (regular), $45 (concession), $90 (organisation/international).

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) promotes and protects the professional interests of Australian literary creators. The ASA sets minimum recommended rates for authors and illustrators and provides information about minimum recommended terms for contracts for writers and illustrators.

Phone:
(02) 92111004
Address:
Suite C1.06, 22-36 Mountain Street, ULTIMO NSW 2007
Contact Name:
Paul Robson, Membership
Memberships:
ASA welcomes published authors of one book or many to join as Full Members. See website for costs and application forms.

The Australian Writers’ Centre offers courses in creative writing, freelance writing, business writing, blogging and much more.

Phone:
(02) 99290088

The Australian Writers' Guild (AWG) is the professional association for all performance writers, writers for television, screen, theatre, radio and multimedia. The AWG gives access to legal and contractual advice, provides a script development registration service and a script assessment service. The AWG offers professional courses and publications.

Phone:
(02) 9319 0339
Address:
5 Blackfriars Street, CHIPPENDALE NSW 2008
Contact Name:
Jacqueline Woodman, Executive Director
Twitter:
Memberships:
Membership costs: Varies, depending on income.

black&write! is a national project with a dual focus on First Nations writing and editing.

Phone:
(07) 3842 9985

Our goal is to establish a children's literature centre in Queensland where young people can interact with authors, illustrators and storytellers. We aim to engender a love of literature in Queensland children and young people through our projects and events. We run a support group for emerging writers and illustrators called Write Links, offer an annual mentorship and hold writing competitions for adutls and children.

Mobile:
409266786
Address:
C/- Qld Writers Centre, PO BOX 3488, South Brisbane 4101
Contact Name:
Jenny Stubbs, President
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Memberships:
Membership costs: $20 (joining fee). Corporate fees vary, see website.
Meetings:
Held Monthly via Zoom and at State Library of Queensland.

The Booranga Writers Centre (Wagga Wagga Writers Writers, WWWW) assists and promotes local authors and their work. WWWW holds regular readings at local venues, conducts writing workshops, offers writing fellowships and mentorships at Booranga and publishes an annual anthology, 'fourW', under the imprint of fourW Press. WWWW is active in promoting writing and writers throughout the Riverina area: Albury, Cootamundra, Griffith, Leeton, Young, Tumut and Tumbarumba.

Phone:
(02) 6338 2688
Address:
Locked Bag 588, WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2678
Contact Name:
Office Manager
Twitter:
Memberships:
Membership costs: $25 (single), $15 (concession), $12 (student), $55 (group plus copy of anthology).

A non-profit, social networking group for published book authors. We usually have an industry guest speaker, and there's always lively discussion. Please email in the first instance, and provide short bio (couple of sentences) for introduction to group members.

Address:
Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade, MITCHELTON QLD 4053
Meetings:
Meets 6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at Mitchelton Library, Brisbane.

Community for screenwriters to connect and talk script writing.

Meetings:
We meet every fourth Saturday of the month from 3pm-5pm in the State Library of Queensland (Level 2). PLEASE NOTE: all meetings have been postponed indefinitely. We will post an event to the group page when meetings are running again.

The Bundaberg Writers' Club was founded to allow people interested in writing to meet, chat, practise their craft, solve problems, and to try out ideas. Since the club's establishment, members have been actively involved in the community - presenting literary events like the annual WriteFest, supporting young writers with the YOW awards, taking part in the region's October CRUSH Festival, and finding as many ways to think and act laterally as we can. Long distance members welcome: the club's long distance members come from Tasmania, NSW, Miriam Vale, Tow...

Address:
PO BOX 1486, BUNDABERG QLD 4670
Meetings:
During 2021, Bundaberg Writers’ Club will meet on the third Saturday of every month in Room 1M at the School of Arts building, opposite the Post Office, Bundaberg CBD.

The Caboolture Writers' Link Group is a group of people from the wider Caboolture area who share a love of writing. New members are welcome.

Phone:
0401 545 233
Address:
Caboolture Central Library, 4 Hasking ST, CABOOLTURE QLD 4510
Memberships:
Free.
Meetings:
Meets monthly at 9:30am on every first Tuesday at the Caboolture Library.

A community group that promotes and encourages the local writers of the Cairns Regional area in Far North Queensland in Australia.

Address:
PO Box 7772, Cairns Main Post Office CAIRNS QLD 4870
Meetings:
Meets on the last Saturday of every month 4pm at Endeavour Foundation, 37 Hoare St, Manunda (entrance via Warner St)

Carindale Writers' Group meets every first and third Thursday morning of the month at the Holland Park Library. The service we offer is to provide encouragement through sharing and discussion. We are open for membership to both emerging and established writers of all genres.

Phone:
0423 572 288
Address:
PO BOX 259, HOLLAND PARK QLD 4121
Memberships:
Membership costs: $15 (regular), $3 (per meeting).
Meetings:
Meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 9:30am-12pm at 1151 Creek RD, Carindale, QLD 4152

The Chermside Writers Group aims to give its members a chance to present their writings, to encourage them to accept fair but civil feedback, and to help them to better understand and apply the accepted rules of the English language.

Address:
375 Hamilton Rd, CHERMSIDE QLD 4032
Meetings:
The Chermside Writers Group meets in a library room on the last Thursday of each month from 12pm to 3:30pm (excluding December). Contact via email before attending any meeting.

The Copyright Agency is a not-for-profit copyright collecting society that manages the right of authors and publishers to reproduce their work. Their mission is to secure fair payment to authors and publishers for the copying of their works while providing users with a legal and practical way to meet their copyright responsibilities.

Phone:
(02) 93947600
Address:
66 Goulburn Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

Formed in 2011, Creative Kids Tales is an industry recognised site designed to assist Australian emerging and established children’s authors. Our services include: Manuscript Assessments, Author Personal Training, Workshops, Author Platform, Online Critique Group, Festivals, Publishing opportunities, Comprehensive Publisher and Agent listing for our Members, dedicated Facebook group for members, monthly online meet-ups, networking opportunities, writing tips and lots more.

Phone:
0419 689 942
Address:
PO Box 659, MIRANDA NSW 1490
Contact Name:
Georgie Donaghey
Twitter:
Meetings:
Monthly online Zoom Group
Fees:
Annual Author Membership $80

Australia-wide membership organisation for drama teachers of primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Offers courses, workshops, access to support systems, resources and information about performances. It is the oldest drama association for teachers in Australia.

Phone:
(03) 9419 2766
Address:
PO BOX 373, ABBOTSFORD VIC 3067
Contact Name:
Emily Atkins, Director of Programs
Memberships:
Membership costs: $250 (affiliate), $150 (individual/interstate/international), $60 (concession).

Branch of Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd). Association of publishing professionals, including editors, designers, illustrators, typesetters, proofreaders, desktop publishers and publishing consultants dedicated to excellence in publishing in Queensland. Seminars and workshops are held regularly.

Express Media is a non-profit arts and media organisation that presents media, writing and arts programs for young people. Express Media's program includes spoken word events, publishing projects, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and other arts and media related activities. Publishes a quarterly magazine, Voiceworks, the premier national magazine for young writers. Contributions are accepted from artists under 25 years old, including prose, poetry, artwork, comics and cartoons.

Phone:
(03) 9094 7890
Address:
The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Contact Name:
Rebecca Brezzi, Chair
Memberships:
Free.

A group offering support, encouragement and constructive criticism of writing. Writers of all genres, beginners and experienced welcome. General (assignment) meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month. Beforehand, writers are given reference material on a writing subject and an assignment. Novel and Short Story Critiquing meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Phone:
(07) 38480442
Mobile:
0404 104 312
Memberships:
Membership costs: $10 (yearly membership), $2 (per meeting), $4 (per month).
Meetings:
Meets at Fairfield Library, Fairfield Road.