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 Coutts Cottage, Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Rd, Petrie.
Contact Mal 0417 765 226 or Ian (07) 5478 9075.

1st Tuesday - Townsville Bush Poetry Mates, 3:45 pm for children, 7 pm for adults, Aitenvale Library.

1st Saturday - 6:30 pm Allsorts at The Saleyards Distillery, Gladstone Road, Rockhampton. Open to everyone, advance registration preferred. Contact Jodie on 0466 819 490 or  , or in our Facebook group.
2nd Wednesday - 9:30 am Geebung Writers, Geebung RSL.
Contact Jean (07) 3265 4349

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 Tuesday
- 5:30 pm Poets of the Park at St Margaret's Church Hall in Rainbow Street Sandgate.
Contact Kevin Dean (07) 3881 0986 or Mick Martin 0421 514 555

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.

4th Monday - Bribie Bush Poets meet at the Blue Pacific Hotel, North Street, Woorim.  Poetry starts at 6:30 pm but some of us meet at 5:30 and have a meal at the bistro.  Contact Cay on 07 3408 3219.

Last Sunday - 2-4:30 pm Kurilpa Poets, Croquet Hall, 91 Codelia Street, South Brisbane.
Marilyn 0458 598 683




Every Wednesday
- 7 am Illawarra Breakfast Poets, boardroom of the new Marco Polo Care facility , 11 Watergum Way, Woonona, NSW 2517. Contact Zondrae King 02 4283 7061 or Ken Potter 0417 707 879.

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 0421 958 576 

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, Jun, Aug, 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) - 1:00-4:00 pm Bendigo Goldfields Bush Poets, The Golden Vine hotel - corner of King Street and Myrtle Street, Bendigo. Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon with poets, music and fun, a yarn or two as well. Walk up artists - most welcome - just jump up & have a go. Meals from 12 Noon, concert 1:00-4:00pm.  Free concert. Contact Ken Jones 03 5441 5121   or Geoffrey Graham 03 5446 7104 

3rd Sunday 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

4th Tuesday - Albany Bush Poets Group.
Contact Peter (08) 9844 6606