Welcome to the Children's Book Council of Australia, Australian Capital Territory branch.

We have a new website home and are now working to get topics set up.

Please check back soon.


13th National Conference

The CBCA is delighted to invite you to register for our 13th National Conference, to be held in beautiful Canberra in 2019.

The rich and varied program of ‘And Now They’re Laughing’ will highlight the outstanding contribution made by writers of humour to Australian children’s literature and to children’s literacy – and much more.

CBCA Book Week Merchandise

Our CBCA Book Week 2019 Merchandise has arrived! The exciting range features beautiful artwork by Bob Graham.

Entries for 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Now Open

We are now accepting entries for the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Awards information and the entry form can be found on the CBCA national website here.




Established in 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.

In 2015, the CBCA celebrated 70 years of enjoying and promoting the best of Australian literature for children and young people.