Organizations and associations for writers in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and regional area).
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ACT Writers Centre
Meeting room and office equipment available free for use by members. A library of books about writing. Also, noticeboards with information about publishing, competitions, writers' rights, and writing courses.
Australia The World Wordsmiths
An international networking group for writers, editors, publishers, agents, and all who are interested in wordsmithing.
Australian Society of Authors
Peak representative body of authors, poets and illustrators.
Australian Writers' Guild
A professional association for writers in the areas of television, radio, screen and stage. Promoting and protecting the professional interests of originators and adaptors of written material in Australia.
A meeting place for writers, offering guides to writing, opportunities for on-line publishing and self publishing, member publications, courses, resources and contests. Many links require free registration.
Camden Head Pilot Station
A centre for Nature Writing, Community Cultural Development and Environmental Education on the NSW Mid North Coast Australia.
The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild
For Canberra-based creators of speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy or horror, in any medium.
Children's Book Council of Australia
Offers support to authors and illustrators, annual awards, and events. Includes calendar of events, tips on getting published, and a quarterly journal.
Christian Writers Downunder
Christians writers (and editors, illustrators, reviewers and publishers) who live in Australasia.
Fellowship of Australian Writers WA
Swanbourne based group with a newsletter, mentoring and competitions.
First Nations Australia Writers’ Network
Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander writers, poets and storytellers. Supporting ongoing development opportunities, in order to sustain and enhance First Nations Australia writing and storytelling.
Hunter Writers' Centre
Workshops, a regular newsletter, brokering mentorships and by providing a meeting space for writing groups. Based in Newcastle, NSW Australia.
Institute of Professional Editors
IPEd exists to advance the editing profession through various initiatives. These include an accreditation scheme, promotion and communications campaigns, training and mentoring, and other activities to support editors. Australia based.
Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre
Encouraging writing related activities (workshops, readings, writing groups) in the Perth Hills whilst preserving the heritage value of the former home of the leading Australian writer.
Kensington & Norwood Writers' Group
Writers group based in the suburb of Norwood in Adelaide, South Australia.
Melbourne Writers’ Social Group
Networking, events and activities.
New Zealand Society of Authors
Supports writers through advocacy and representation, providing programmes and services and an affiliation to International PEN.
New Zealand Writers Guild
Represent the interests of writers in the fields of film, television, theatre, radio, comics and new media.
The Northern Territory Writer's Centre
Members throughout Darwin and the regions, who range from hobby writers to published authors.
The NSW Writer's Centre
Offers literary resources and professional information to established and aspiring writers. It provides a spacious venue for events such as book launches, readings, literary evenings and lectures as well as meeting spaces for writers' groups and literary organizations.
Peter Cowan Writers Centre
Holds regular meetings, conducts workshops and creative writing classes. Northern suburbs of Perth.
The Queensland Writers' Centre
Resources, projects, workshops, calendar of events, news and membership services. From Queensland, Australia.
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
Australian Chapter SCBWI, with articles, newsletters, and event details.
The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc.
Support and community for women writers in New South Wales.
South Australia Writers Centre
Providing resources (including news and events) and support for writers. Located in the heart of Adelaide.
Based in Sydney Australia, ione of five Australian PEN Centres, which are each part of an international network focused on writers and freedom of expression.
Tasmanian Writers' Centre
Provides services to Tasmanian writers including mentoring, manuscript assessment and the Tasmanian Readers' and Writers' Festival.
Supports and connects all types of writers at all stages of their writing careers. Courses and workshops, magazine, mentorships or manuscript assessments. Melbourne.
Advice and information plus links and chat.
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