Welcome to Queensland Branch

The Children's Book Council is an Australia-wide organisation which aims to foster children's enjoyment of books. On a national level, the organisation of the annual Children's Book of the Year Awards and Children's Book Week together with a biennial National Conference focussing on children's literature are important ways of achieving this aim.

The Qld Branch is organised by volunteers and operates out of the Qld Writers Centre located in the State Library of Queensland (SLQ). These important partnerships aim to connect organisations interested in literature in its many forms. The best way to contact us is by emailing: qld@cbca.org.au

We generally meet every third Tuesday of the month on Level 2, SLQ, Stanley Place, South Brisbane. Our meetings run from 6 - 8 pm. Our future meeting dates are: 

. Tuesday 16th May; Tuesday 20th June; Tuesday 18th July; Tuesday 15th August; Tuesday 19th September; Tuesday 17th October (AGM); November Planning Day to be advised.

Our Patron

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey

Governor of Queensland

Image source, used with permission

Go to the CBCA National Website

Latest Updates (June 19)

We would love to have more donations to the Special 'Remembering Narelle Oliver' campaign, outlined on this page.

Look! New BILBY Resources! Free bookmarks and posters to support students in their reading, and to promote the BILBY Awards. The high resolution images are over on the BILBY Resources page. Voting is here

Go to our Merchandise page to have a look at more of Freya Blackwood's beautiful interpretations of the 2017 Book Week theme, Escape to Everywhere and for information about ordering and discounts.

We are moving our snail mail address to the QWC. From now on, please send any print mail to:

CBCA (Qld Branch)
c/- Queensland Writers Centre

PO Box 3488
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101

The Book Slam was a mighty success. Thanks to all who came and slammed! Particular thanks to Megan Daley, Christine Bongers, and Michael Gerard Bauer for their amazing efforts. 

To watch some of them, go to our YouTube Channel where you can view them at your convenience.