Registration for the CBCA 2019 Conference NOW OPEN

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.

Confirmed special guests and presenters include:

Morris Gleitzman, Bruce Pascoe, Jeannie Baker, Bren MacDibble, Matt Stanton, Zana Fraillon, Leigh Hobbs, Emily Rodda, Aunty Fay Muir PLUS The Great Debate: THAT YA FICTION IS TOO SERIOUS featuring High School Students vs Publishers.

And back by popular demand, our regular drawcards: Book Launches, Trade Display, Dymocks Bookshop, Book Signings and tons of opportunties for networking with the who's who of Australian Children's literature - writers, illustrators, publishers, teachers, librarians, booksellers and our wonderful CBCA members from across Australia.

Take a look at our wonderful program here.

Conference will begin with a Welcome Reception on Friday 31 May, 6:00pm to 8:00pm at QT Hotel, Canberra.

Register today to enjoy Member and Early Bird specials!

Registration NOW OPEN: 

Early Bird registration closes 28 Feb 2019

Member $500

Non- Member $660

Registration from 1 March 2019:

Standard Member $600

Standard Non-Member $770


Day Only Registration $390

Dinner $120

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