Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Australia West

We're a lively and friendly group, and all are welcome – whether you’re well-published or just taking your first steps in the field.

SCBWI Australia West is a partner organisation of the Australian Society of Authors.




Australia and New Zealand are split into two SCBWI regions: Australia East & New Zealand, and Australia West.


SCBWI Australia West encompasses Western Australia and the Northern Territory, an area of 4 million km2 (or the equivalent of 40% of the entire United States). There are over 100 members in the region.




SCBWI Australia West recognises the First Nations peoples of Western Australia as our first memory holders and storytellers. SCBWI Australia West respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the land of the Whadjuk Noongar people. In the spirit of Reconciliation, we pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this Country, their cultures, and elders past present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connection to land, place, waters and community.