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. 

Book of the Year Awards Announcement

Yesterday was very excited with the announcement of the Book of the Year Awards. There's lots of information on the National Website, and you can view the entire ceremony over on the YouTube channel.

You may have missed our Dame Annabelle Rankin Award Recipient featured on our social media accounts, but it's also here on our news page.

2020 Membership Join us!

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.

Apply to be a Book of the Year Award Judge (2021-2023) now . Applications are due October 31, 2020.

Meeting Dates 2020

January 21 February 18 March 24
April 21 May 19 June 16
July 21 August 18 September 15
October 24 AGM Details HERE November 17

We made a major decision about the 2020 Readers Cup Competition. More details are here.

Our Patron

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey

Governor of Queensland

Image source, used with permission

Go to the CBCA National Website

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.

CBCA (Qld Branch)

c/- Queensland Writers Centre
PO Box 3488