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 website (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 deadline 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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ABPA New South Wales Bush Poetry Championships - Binalong

NSW Championships in Binalong
In Binalong's historic Mechanics Institute, performance poetry winners: Ken Potter, Ted Webber, Ralph Scrivens, Terry Regan, Rhonda Tallnash, Heather Searles and Sue Pearce.

See the full report and results.

New NSW Performance Champions - Rhonda Tallnash and Terry Regan

 Rhonda Tallnash and Terry Regan

Rhonda is from Violet Town in Victoria and Terry lives in Emu Plains NSW.

Read more about Rhonda in previously featured achievers.

Read more about Terry in previously featured poets.

New NSW Written Champion - Glenny Palmer

Glenny PalmerGlenny is from Theodore in Queensland.

Read Glenny's winning poem.

See Glenny's writing tips.