Australian Bush Poetry Regular Events by State
Many regular Bush Poetry events are held throughout the country.
If you are travelling, call in and make yourself known. You will will soon be among friends.
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1st and 3rd Sunday from 9 am North Pine Bush Poets at The Distillery - North Pine Hotel, Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Rd, Petrie Contact John (07) 3886 2660 or Noel (07) 3351 3221
1st Tuesday - Townsville Bush Poetry Mates, 3:45 pm for children, 7 pm for adults, Aitenvale Library.
1st Tuesday - 7-9 pm Redcliffe Peninsular Poets, Winton Room, Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Downs Street, Redcliffe.
Contact Trish (07) 3884 7790
2nd Wednesday - 9:30 am Geebung Writers, Geebung RSL.
Contact Jean (07) 3265 4349
1st Thursday - 7:30 pm Allsorts at The Workshop, East Street, Rockhampton. Open to everyone, advance registration required. Contact Jodie on 0466 819 490 or , or in our Facebook group.
2nd Thursday - 9:30 am Russell Island Writers Circle, St Peters Church Hall (next to IGA). $2 donation.
Contact Trish (07) 3409 1542
2nd Saturday - 1:30 pm Bundaberg Poets' Society Inc. meet. Rum City Silver Band Hall, Targo Street.
Contact Edna on 0428 574 651, Jayson on 07 4155 0778 or Sandy on 07 4151 4631
3rd Monday - 6 pm Poets on the Park at Cafe on the Park, 6 Park Parade, Shorncliffe.
ContactKevin Dean (07) 3881 0986
3rd Friday - 9.30am to 12 noon Beaudesert Bush Bards at the Beaudesert Community Arts & Information Centre, the corner of Mt. Lindesay Highway and Enterprise Drive - just north of the town (most of us get there just after 9am for a cuppa before we start). We also perform poetry at the Beaudesert Markets on the 1st Saturday of each month at the same venue.
Contact (07) 5541 2662 or 3272 4535
4th Sunday - 2 - 6pm Red Kettle Folk Club @ Fishtales Mapleton.
Last Sunday - 2-4:30 pm Kurilpa Poets, Croquet Hall, 91 Codelia Street, South Brisbane.
Marilyn 0458 598 683
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Every Wednesday - 7 am Illawarra Breakfast Poets, Coniston Community Hall, next to Coniston \railway station. Ample parking, no steps, everyone welcome.
1st Sunday - 2 pm Milton-Ulladulla Bush Poets and Yarnspinners Group, Ulladulla Ex-Servos Club. Visitors welcome.
Contact John Davis 4455 2013
1st Wednesday - 7:30 pm Laggan Bush Poets/Musicians and Friends, Laggan Pub.
Contact Mike or Elaine (02) 4837 3397
1st Friday Royal Hotel Bungendore Blackboard Walk-up Poetry and Music
Lorraine McCrimmon 0421958576
2nd Sunday - 2-5:30 pm Poetry at the Pub Katoomba Blackburn’s Family Hotel. All forms poetry, free entry.
Contact Denis Rice 02 4782 6623
2nd Sunday - 1-4 pm Port Macquarie (Hastings-Macleay) Poetry Group, Port Macquarie Senior Citizens Club (Pioneer Room), south end of Munster Street, Port Macquarie (see also 4th Sunday).
Contact Rod, Janice, Ian, Tom or Bessie (02) 6584 5425
4th Thursday - 7 pm The Queanbeyan Bush Poets, Casuarina Room, RB Smith Community Centre, Crawford Street (opposite the Council Chambers).
Contact Laurie McDonald (02) 6253 9856
4th Sunday - 1 pm Port Macquarie Minstrels, Poets and Balladeers, Port Macquarie Senior Citizens Club (Pioneer Room), south end of Munster Street, Port Macquarie (see also 2nd Sunday).
Contact Tom McIlveen 0417 251 287
Last Wednesday - 7 pm Gosford Bush Poets, Gosford Hotel, Mann Street, Gosford.
Contact Vic Jefferies 0425 252 212 or Peter Mace 02 4369 3561. Facebook page.
Last Sunday of every odd month (except January) - 2-4 pm A Brush with Poetry @ Black Swan Wine Bar and Gallery, Binalong. Open mic.
Contact Robyn Sykes (02) 6227 4377
1st Monday Feb, Apr,
Oct, Dec - 7:30 pm Kyabram Bush Verse Group, Baptist Church meeting
room, cnr Fenaughty Street and Lake Road, Kyabram.
Contact Mick Coventry 0427 522 097
2nd Thursday - 7:30 pm Gippsland Bush Poets, RSL Hall, Hood Street, Rosedale.
3rd Sunday (even numbered months, except for December when 2nd Sunday) - 1:30-4:30 pm Bendigo Goldfields Bush Poets, Newmarket Hotel, cnr Nolan Street & Strickland Road, Bendigo.
Contact Ken Jones 03 5441 5121 or Geoffrey Graham 03 5446 7104
Corryong Top of the Murray Poets and Bush Storytellers gather
for regular and occasional Bush Poetry, singing and ukelele events.
Writing workshops monthly on a Tuesday.
Contact Jan Lewis (02) 6077 4332 email
Snowy Mountains & Albury/ Wodonga - The Snowy Mountains Bush Poetry Club Inc covers NE Victoria and Riverina NSW.
They hold occasional events.
Contact Maurie Foun 02 6076 1228 or Annette Roberts
1st Friday - 7-9:30 pm WA Bushpoets and Yarnspinners Association, The Auditorium, 26 Plantation Drive, Bentley Park.
Contact Dave 0438 341 256 or Terry (08) 9458 8887 www.wabushpoets.com
4th Tuesday - Albany Bush Poets Group.
Contact Peter (08) 9844 6606