What is Australia Reads?

Australia Reads is a unique Australian book industry collaboration (between authors, booksellers, libraries and publishers) borne of a common passion for, and mutual interest in, championing reading, promoting the many mental health and lifestyle benefits of reading books, and encouraging the next generation of avid book readers to significantly increase book reading by all Australians – no matter the format they read. 

Everything we do, we believe in championing reading. We believe reading is the key to a smarter, healthier, happier nation. The way we champion reading is by curating a content and events platform that is informed by research, beautifully designed for all ages, and a conduit for connecting with businesses, communities, organisations and schools. And we just happen to have Australia’s great authors on our books – quite literally. 

Our 2020 Ambassadors

Beck Feiner

Anna Fienberg

Jacqueline Harvey

Peter Helliar

Will Kostakis

Dervla McTiernan

Beck Feiner

Anna Fienberg

Jacqueline Harvey

Peter Helliar

Will Kostakis

Dervla McTiernan

Get Involved

SAVE THE DATE | Australian Reading Hour:
Thursday 16 September 2021

If you’d like to become involved as an ambassador,  bookseller or event host, please let the team at Australia Reads know on hello(at)australiareads(dot)org(dot)au

Take The Pledge

You can show your support by taking the pledge to read this November!

Special Edition Kids Reads

Available from your favourite bookseller, in-store or online.

Event Resources

Check back soon to download official artwork, logos, and other assets for promoting your event.  

Proud Partners

Australia Reads is made possible thanks to the amazing support of our partners.

Australia Reads has been assisted by the Australian Government, through the Office for the Arts, and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. 

Copyright Agency Cultural Fund
NSW-Education
Australian Library Information Association
Australian Public Library Alliance
NT Library
Government of SA
ACT Government Libraries
PublicLibraries-WA
NSW-Library
Libraries Tasmania
Public Libraries Victoria
Vicinity
QLD Public Libraries
Better Reading
Storybox
Translink
ASA
Stockland
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Take the Pledge

Are you ready for Australia Reads?

Ok, take a deep breath, and repeat after us.

“I will read for an hour on Thursday 12 November.
I will read books in any shape, form or size.
I will read, whether with bumps, letters, pictures, sound.
I will read to myself or someone else.”

Great! We’d love to keep you up to date with the latest news and events.