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. Dates are listed below. Times and venues will be confirmed closer to each date. While we mostly meet face-to-face, some meetings are held via Zoom.

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.


Meeting Dates 2024

January 9
12 pm at Riverbend Books
77 Oxford Street, Bulimba

February 13  March 12
April 16 May 14 June 11
July 09 August 13 September 10
October 12 AGM

Nov 12

CBCA Qld Branch

P O Box 226

Upper Coomera Qld 4209

Our Patron

Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC 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.

2024 Qld Branch Creative Members

Katrina Allen

Charlotte Barkla

T M Clark

Chantelle Collins

Louise Dark

Leanne Edwards

Kerri Hill

Trent Jamieson

David Lovegrove

Caroline Magerl

Sarah Pye

Allison Rushby

Pam Rushby

Ali Steggert

Judith Stutchbury 

Fiona Ware