ABPA Membership


WELCOME, 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 then why not join us? 

The objective 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.

The ABPA keeps in touch with our members through this web-site (and forum) and a bi-monthly magazine of bush poetry news, events, results of written and performance competitions as well as publishing contemporary bush poetry. Many members have books, CDs and other products. These can be advertised in the magazine. For rates, click here. Members can also be listed on the Find a Poet page and get access to discounted public liability insurance (see below).

Membership is for a calendar year from 1st January to 31st December.
Annual membership includes all magazines (including back issues) for the current calendar year.
Members joining after 30th September will receive the year’s remaining issue as well as all magazines for the following calendar year.

Simply pay via direct deposit, using your surname as reference. See Membership Form in either MS Word .doc format or .pdf
Complete the form and send to:

ABPA Treasurer
Christine Middleton
PO Box 357

or enclose a cheque or money order.

Annual ABPA Single Membership
(posted magazine)
Annual ABPA Single Membership
(emailed magazine only)
Annual ABPA Dual Family Membership
(one posted magazine)
Annual ABPA Dual Family Membership
(one emailed magazine)
Annual ABPA Junior Membership
(under 18, emailed magazine)
International postage supplement
(does not apply to international members receiving emailed magazine)
Public Liability Insurance Package 31 Jan to 31 Jan following year
(for single member only. PLI M$20AUD cover per member — Worldwide except USA & Canada)
ABPA Badge
(including postage within Australia)

Credit card payments and international payments can be made by contacting the treasurer. Contact details here.