New Membership System for 2022

CBCA ACT's new member management system, Hello Club, is live. It replaces the member registration forms.

Through Hello Club, you will be able to:

  • Renew and pay for your membership or any other outstanding fees,
  • View past transactions and download invoices and receipts, and
  • Sign up to events.

If you are a current or previous member should have received an email with instructions on how to setup your account for Hello Club. This email has been sent to the email address we had on file for you. If you have changed your email address, or if you don’t receive an email, please send us your current email address.

Alternatively, you can go directly to the registration page, via the Sign Up buttom above and update your details. 

Members are encouraged to complete their membership profile in full.

We look forward to welcoming you all in Hello Club!

Become a Member

Are you passionate about encouraging children to read?

Do you care about quality children’s literature?

Do you want to see Australia’s best books for children and teenagers recognised and their creators rewarded?

Then join The Children’s Book Council of Australia!

The ACT CBCA membership rates are for the period 1 January to 31 December.

Personal membership:          $55.00

Concession membership:    $35.00 (health care card holders, seniors’ card holders, full-time students)

Association membership:   $35.00 (ALIA, SCBWI, PETA or ALEA)

Institutional membership:  $100.00 (schools, other organisations)

Membership Benefits

  • Regular newsletters with events and topics of interest.
  • Discounts on CBCA events.
  • Free sample of Book Week merchandise.
  • Discounts on Book Week merchandise.
  • Member rates for CBCA professional development events (attributed to professional learning obligations).
  • Opportunity to serve on the CBCA ACT Committee.
  • Opportunity to meet and network with likeminded people who share your passion.
  • Author/illustrators can appear on our Local Authors/Illustrators page.
  • Schools can borrow a Travelling Suitcase.
  • Schools can participate in Make Your Own Storybook Competition.
  • Discounts on National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature (formerly the Lu Rees Archives) events.  


Contact with any membership questions.