Welcome to the ABPA website


WELCOME, membership of the Australian Bush Poets Association (ABPA) is comprised of writers, performers and individuals who are interested in bush poetry and enjoy written and live stories in rhyme and metre. If you have an interest in this piece of Australian culture called Bush Poetry, you are welcome here.

The objectives of the Australian Bush Poets Association is to foster and encourage the growth of Bush Poetry in Australia. By definition, Australian Bush Poetry is metred and rhymed poetry about Australia, Australians and/or the Australian way of life.

To join the Australian Bush Poets Association and receive our bi-monthly magazine, go to our Membership page.

The ABPA keeps in touch with our members through this website (and forum) and our bi-monthly magazine of Bush Poetry news, events, results of written and spoken competitions as well as samples of contemporary bush poetry. Many members have books, CDs and other products. These can be advertised in the magazine. For rates, click here. The deadline for ads and other content for the magazine is the 22nd of the month preceding publication. Magazines are published at the beginning of February, April, June, August, October and December.

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New Headstone for ABPA legend Frank Daniel

  Frank Daniel Headstone

Six-times past President, the late Frank (Joe) Daniel's grave was recently adorned with a headstone in the Canowindra cemetery, NSW. His family were very proud to include the ABPA penny logo.

Frank was a wonderful performer and promoter of bush poetry and the ABPA. He is sadly missed.

See previously featured poets.

See previously featured achievers.

Festival Action

Man From Snowy River Bush Festival, Corryong Victoria.

Man From Snowy River Festival

Competition results here.


Tenterfield Oracles of the Bush Festival, Tenterfield NSW.

Marco Gliori

Oracles of the Bush

Marco Gliori delighting the crowd at Mt McKenzie during the festival.

Errol Gray, Neil McArthur, Mel and Susie and Marco were featured acts during the festival.

Competition results here.