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 second Tuesday of the month on Level 2, SLQ, Stanley Place, South Brisbane. Our meetings run from 6 - 8 pm. The last two years have seen a shift to more online meetings. We hope to achieve a balance between real life and online in 2022.

Donations to the Qld Branch of the CBCA will go towards supporting our projects, such as readers cup, & community outreach to organisations and schools who work to enrich children's literary lives.

Dame Annabelle Rankin Award 2022

Nominations for the 2022 Dame Annabelle Rankin Award are now open. More information is available here. Entries close on Friday June 10 2022. The recipient will be announced at our Book Week dinner on August 10.

2022 Merchandise eStore opens MARCH 21!

Over at our merchandise page, you can find links to the catalogue of goodies, the eStore itself, and some images of some of the items available. Book it now!

Meeting Dates 2022

Note: in 2022 we are moving to the 2nd Tuesday instead of the 3rd

January 11
(Zoom) 6 pm
February 8 March 8
April 19 May 10 June 14
July 12 August 9 September 13
October AGM 15 November 8

CBCA Qld Branch

C/- Qld Writers Centre

P O Box 3488

South Brisbane   Qld   4101

Our Patron

Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM

Governor of Queensland

Image supplied by and used with permission from Government House

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EVENTS through Trybooking

Click here to find all CBCA Qld Branch events both current and past to see what we're up to! Join us to celebrate children and young adult literature in its many forms, and help to acknowledge Australian authors and illustrators.