Membership is open to all including individuals, schools and educational institutions, bookshops and other retailers who can benefit from the resources and involvement with the CBCA.

CBCA member benefits include:

  • Free Members Only Events, e.g. Night of the Notables
  • Discounted or free entry to CBCA VIC Branch events including CBCA Judge's Talks and author talks
  • Regular updates on children’s literature events and news
  • Opportunities to participate in Shadow Judging
  • Access to member-only information and resources via CBCA National website
  • The Leila St John Award, awarded annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to children’s literature in Victoria
  • Information from Victorian regional groups, who organise local activities
  • Discounts at participating bookshops

Download a CBCA Membership form today, then forward your application to

2023/2024 Membership rates:

Individual $65
Parents, teachers and librarians.

Concession $40
Health care card holders, students and seniors’ card holders, authors & illustrators.

Institutional $93
Schools, public libraries, booksellers, publishers and other interested institutions.

Family Membership $74
1–2 adults plus children under 18.

If you have any enquiries, please contact