Welcome to the ABPA website


, 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 web-site (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 dealine 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 Victorian State Champions - Man From Snowy River Bush Festival


Performance - Lynden Baxter and Sue Pearce                           Written - Brenda Joy

Lynden Baxter & Sue Pearce

Brenda Joy
From 31st March to 3rd April, Corryong came alive for the Man From Snowy River Bush Festival, combining the ABPA Victorian State Championships. Here's a selection of photos with thanks to Upper Murray Photography's Jennifer Fennell.

Lisa RideIan McDonald
Lawrie Sheridan Encouragement Award           Novice performance section 
winner Lisa Ride                                                     winner Ian McDonald

Barry Tiffen
Man From Snowy River recital winner Barry Tiffen


See previously featured poets.

See previously featured achievers.