Useful Links

Date: 16 November 2022
A young man studying
Writers centres 

Government funded resource and information centres for writers, each running a program of events including workshops and courses:

Byron Writers Festival –

MARION (formerly ACT Writers Centre) –

Northern Territory Writers’ Centre –

Queensland Writers Centre –

Varuna –

Writers SA –

Writers Victoria –

Writing NSW –

Writing WA –

NSW regional writers centres:

Booranga Writers’ Centre –

Byron Writers Festival –

Hunter Writers Centre –

New England Writers’ Centre –

Outback Writers’ Centre –

South Coast Writers Centre –


Writing organisations

Organisations offering a range of support for writers, including information, courses and workshops:

Australian Crime Writers Association –

Australian Society of Authors –

Australian Writers’ Centre –

Children’s Book Council of Australia – (there are branches in most states)

Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW – (there are branches in most states)

Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre –

Romance Writers of Australia –

Society of Women Writers NSW – (there are branches in most states)

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators –

The Art of Writing –

Publishing industry organisations

Find an industry professional

Australian Literary Agents Association –

Australian Publishers Association –

Institute of Professional Editors –

Small Press Network –

Industry newsletters

Keep up to date with new releases

Books+Publishing –

New to View (Australian Society of Authors) –


Copyright and legal issues

Understand your rights and obligations

Arts Law Centre of Australia –

Australian Copyright Council –

Sidebar Saturdays –

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