Bush Verse Clubs & Contacts
If you are interested in becoming more involved in Bush Verse
and Poetry, then why not contact and join a local organisation.
I would like to make this list as comprehensive as possible too,
so if you are already involved in a club, please provide details
for a free listing on these pages.
Please provide by email to Ric Raftis the
name of the club or association, contact person and details of
postal address, phone and email addresses together with the dates
Australian Bush Poets Association Inc.
1 Avenue Street, COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2448 Phone/Fax 02 6652 3716
Single or family membership. $30.00 per annum from January 1st
to December 31st.
Junior members. (Students to year 12) $20.00 per annum.
New members joining after July 1st. $16.00 to the end of financial
year. (Includes Newsletters for August, October, December and
New members joining after October 1st. $30.00 for membership
until February 28th the following year. (15 months membership).
Newsletters come out in February, April, June, August, October
and December each year. The deadline for copy for the newsletter
is the 20th of the month preceding the month of issue. Newsletters
consist of 20 pages containing news, views, bush poetry, poets,
competitions, biographies, photographs, etc.
A poet’s calendar of events will be included with each membership.
The Australian Bush Balladeers Association Inc. [Includes Bush
P.O. Box 90, Tamworth, NSW. 2340 Email email@example.com or
phone 02 6766 4236
Visit ABBA’s pages http://bushballadeers.com.au
Quaterly Balladeers Bulletin for members. Subscriptions $27.50
Full Member $16.00 Associate Member $6.50 Junior Member per year.
Members can advertise, submit reviews of Books/CD’s or
articles and upcoming events for inclusion on the web site page,
Bush Poets News and the Balladeers Bulletin.
Other Clubs & Groups
New South Wales
Dorrigo Bush Poets
2nd Wednesday of April, June August & October. Contact Murray
Suckling on 02 66572139
Gosford Bush Poets
Poetry nights held from 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of every
month at the Gosford Hotel, corner of Mann and Erina Street,
Gosford. Contact Vic Jeffries on 02 96394911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hunter Bush Poets
Second Tuesday monthly at 7pm at the Tarro Hotel. Contact Bob
Skelton 02 49532751.
Inverell Bush Poets
For event dates, contact Malcolm MacLeod on 02 67232836
Katoomba Bush Poets
2nd Monday each month, 7pm at the Parakeet Cafe. Contact Denis
Kevans on 02 47573119.
Port Macquarie - Hastings Macleay Bush Poets
2nd Saturday each month at the Seniour Citizens Centre, Munster
St. Contact Janice on 02 65813552 or Rod on 03 65813161
Mid Coast Sundowners
2nd last Monday each month. Contact Reid on 02 65549788 or Phil
on 02 65526389.
Penrith Bush Poets
Last Saturday monthly at 12 noon. Writers on the River at Caddies
Coffee Shop. Contact Brian on 02 47392219
Queanbeyan Bush Poets
4th Thursday monthly. The Country Heir Cafe, Monaro St. Contact
David Meyers on 02 62861891
Tamworth Poetry Reading Group
2nd Thursday of each month. Contact Maureen on 02 67656067 or
Jan Morris on 02 67659478
Tuggerah Lakes Bush Poets
1st Tuesday of the month at The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau
Bay. Contact Bert Wilder on 02 43584942
Tweed Heads Bush Poets
Every Tuesday at the Library Meeting Room. Contact Lorraine Richards
on 07 55909395.
Rozelle Writers' Centre. Youngstreet Poets
4th Friday (by invitation). Contact Winifred Weir on 02 99716206.
Beaudesert Bush Poets
Performances at the Market Fest on the 1st Saturday of each month
9.30am - 10.30am and meet on the 3rd Friday of each month
at the McDonalds Restaraunt 9.30am -
12 noon. Contact Pamela on 07 55412662 or Betty on 07 55412664.
2nd Saturday of each month at 1.30pm. Contact Jim on 07 41529624,
Sandy on 07 41514631 or Marilyn on 07 41541663
Charters Towers Bush Poets
2nd Wednesday of the month at 10.30am. Contact Arthur on 07 47872409,
Norah on 07 47877453 or Harry on 07 47873211.
Kilcoy Bush Poets
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at the Motor Inn, Hope Street
at 7.30pm. Contact Robyn on 07 54971100 or Pat on 07 54971458.
North Pine Country Markets
1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 9am. Dad & Dave's 07 3285
2845 or 07 32863346.
Mandalay Centre of Care, Wellington St, Cleveland on 3rd Tuesday
of the month. Contact Dennis on 07 32863346.
Shorncliffe Bush Poets
3rd Monday of the month at 7.30pm at Cafe on Park. Contact Rebecca
on 07 38691282.
Townsville Bush Poets
Every Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Hodel Room, City Library, Thuringowa.
Contact Phil Heang on 07 47734223.
Woodford Bush Poets
3rd Sunday of the month at 10.30am at Jellas Cafe. Contact Mark
Feldman on 0407 625408 or 07 54961157.
Glandore - South Australian Bush Poets
3rd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Community Centre,
25 Naldera St. Contact Maurie O'Brien on 08 83821504.
Murray Bridge Bush Poets
3rd Monday of the month at 10am in the Local Government Centre
on Seventh St. Contact Max Merckenschlager on 08 85326483
or email to email@example.com
Central Goldfields Bush Poets (Verse & Song) - Bendigo
Meetings 2nd Sunday of Feb, April, June, August & October
at the Whitehorse Hotel Long Gully. Contact Colin Carrington
03 5441 2425
Webpage: Central Goldfields Bush
Corryong Top of the Murray Poets and Story Tellers
Jan Lewis - Phone 02 6077 4332
Gippsland Bush Poets
Second Thursday monthly. Held at the Great Aussie Pub, Rosedale. Contact Ross Noble
(03) 5145 6507 and on mobile 0417 377 401 or email
Kyabram Bush Poets
1st Monday every second month at Kyabram Fauna Park 7.30pm. Contact
Mick Coventry on 03 585222097
Melbourne ARVO's (Australian Rhyming Verse Orators)
For event dates ring Laurence Webb on 0438 872653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WA Bush Poets Monthly Muster
1st Friday of the month at 7.30pm at the Como Bowling Club, Hensman & Sandgate
Streets, South Perth. Contact Rusty (Pres) 08 93644491 or Jean
(Sec) 08 94503111
Margaret River Bush Poets
Last Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Community Centre. Contact
Brian Gale on 08 97572431.