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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Australian Poetry Hall of Fame Wednesday Words Open Mic Poetry 6:30pm every Wednesday. 144 Bradley St, Guyra. Contact James Warren 0423 478 656 (free RV camping at the Lagoon).

Laggan Bush Poets. The Laggan Pub, Laggan NSW. The 1st Wednesday of every month, starting at 7.30pm. For further details contact Mike or Elaine on (02) 4837 3397.

Gosford Bush Poets meet at 7pm the last Wednesday of every month at the Gosford Hotel, crn. Mann and Erina Streets Gosford. All welcome. Contact Vic Jefferies 0425 252 212 or Peter Mace (02) 9436 9356.

Milton Ulladulla Bush Poets and Yarn Spinners Group. First Sunday every month at Ex-Servos Club Ulladulla 2pm start, visitors welcome. Contact John Davis (02) 4455 2013.

Binalong — A Brush with Poetry @ Cafe on Queen, 15 Queen St. In the studio by the Balgalal Creek. Last Sunday of every odd month (except January), 2-4pm Open mic. Contact Robyn Sykes (02) 6227 4377.

The Queanbeyan Bush Poets meet at 7pm on the fourth Thursday of the month in the Old School House at Christ Church, 39 Rutledge St, Queanbeyan. Enter via Church Lane. Contact Laurie McDonald on 02 6253 9856.

Poetry in the Vines at Port Macquarie Minstrels meet at midday on the 4th Sunday of each month at Douglas Vale Winery, 235 Oxley Highway (next to Westport School), Port Macquarie. Contact Tom Mcilveen 0417 251 287.

Katoomba Poets in the Pub 2nd Sunday 2pm at Blackburn’s Family Hotel. All forms poetry, free entry. Contact Greg North 0425 210 083.

Singleton Bush Poets meet at the Albion Hotel, John Street Singleton. 7pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Contact Neville Briggs (02) 6571 1398.

Wombat Bush Poets meet at 1.30 pm at the Young Hotel for poetry, music and open mic. Last Sunday of even months except December. Contact Ted Webber 0459 707 728.


North Pine Bush Poets Group Open Mic. Visitors welcome! Pine River Men’s Shed, Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road Kurwongbah, 1st and 3rd Sundays of most months 9a.m. – 12 noon. Contact Manfred on 0411 160 510 or Howard on 0431 689 054.

Kuripla Poets meets last Sunday of the month 2pm to 4.30pm, Croquet Hall, 91 Codelia St. Sth Brisbane. Contact Marilyn 0458 598 683.

Geebung Writers 9.30 am every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Geebung RSL. Contact Jean (07)3265 4349.

Bundaberg Poets Society Inc. 2nd Saturday of the month. Rum City Silver Band Hall, Targo Street. Contact Jayson (07) 4155 1007, Edna 0428 574 651 or Sandy (07) 4151 4631.

Beaudesert Bush Bards meet on the second Friday of each month from 9.30am at the Beaudesert Arts & information Centre, Mt.Lindesay H’way, Beaudesert. Phone (07) 5541 2662 or 3272 4535.

Russell Island Writers Circle 2nd Thursday of the month at 9.30am. St. Peters Church Hall (Next to IGA). $2 donation. Contact Trish (07)3409 1542.

Shorncliff “Poets of the Park” meet at St Margaret’s Church Hall in Sandgate, beside the primary school every 3rd Tuesday from 5.45pm, contact 0421 514 555.

Toowoomba Bush Poets meet on the second Saturday of the month at the Toowoomba Library meeting rooms from 10am -12. Contact Peter 0401 130 636.

Townsville Bush Poetry Mates Inc. meet every the first Saturday of every month at 1pm at Aitkenvale Library Meeting Room at 7:00pm. Loads of fun. All welcome. Contact Barry on 0487 195 156.

Bribie Island Bush Poets meet at 6.30 pm on the 4th Monday of each month in the Conference Room of the Blue Pacific Hotel, Woorim on Bribie Island. Contact Cay (07) 3408 3219.

Logan Performance Bush Poets meet 2nd Sunday of every month, 9 to 11am at the Beenleigh Historical Village. 205 Mains Road Beenleigh. All Welcome. Breakfast available Ring Gerry 0499 942 922.


Kyabram Bush Verse Group First Monday, every even month at the Kyabram Baptist Church meeting room, crn Fenaughty Street and Lake Road Kyabram 7.30pm. Contact Mick Coventry 0427 522 097.

Gippsland Bush Poets meet monthly, 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the RSL Hall in Hood St. Rosedale.

Top of the Murray Poets and Bush Storytellers (TOMPABS) meet monthly (mostly Tuesdays in Corryong) for writing workshops, Monthly on 3rd Sunday for Music and Poetry at Maurie Foun’s “Poets’ Paradise’. Contact Jan Lewis (02) 6077 4332.

Bendigo Goldfields Bush Poets meets third Sunday even numbered months, except December when second Sunday. Bendigo Club, 22 Park St, Strathdale (Bendigo) 1pm to 4pm. Contacts: Geoffrey Graham 0412 725 470 or Ken Jones 03 5441 5121.

Henry Lawson Memorial & Literary Society Inc. meet third Saturday each month, except January. Monastery Hall St. rear St. Francis Church, Lonsdale street, Melbourne. All Welcome. From 1.30pm till 4.00pm. Contact: Maree Stapledon: 0408 100 896.

Mansfield Bush Poets Group — second Tuesday of the month 1pm - 3pm, Mansfield Library. Contact Val Kirley 0400 654 596.


Perth 1st Friday monthly 7-9.30pm The Auditorium, 26 Plantation Drive, Bentley Park. Contact Rodger 0419 666 168 or Sue 0418 941 016.

Albany 4th Tuesday monthly. Contact Peter 08 9844 6606.

Bunbury 1st Monday even months 7pm. Rose Hotel. Contact Alan 0400 249 243 or Ian 0408 212 636.

Geraldton 2nd Tuesday monthly. Beliar Caravan Park. Contact Roger 0427 625 181.

Kalgoorlie 1st Wednesday monthly. Kalgoorlie Country Club. Contact Paul Browning 0416 171 809