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Societies and Associations for Writers and Editors
- Australian Bush Poets Association Inc
- Australian Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
- Australian Horror Writers Association
- Australian Licensing Corporation
- Australian Poetry Centre
- Australian Publishers Association
- Australian Society of Authors
- Australian Society of Travel Writers
- Australian Writers Guild – Professional association for performance writers.
- Copyright Agency Limited
- May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust
- Romance Writers of Australia Inc
- Royal Australian Navy Writers
- Sisters in Crime Australia – Supports female writers of crime fiction.
- The Arts Office of the Queensland Government
- Bundaberg Writers' Club
- Carindale Writers' Group
- Fellowship of Australia Writers – Queensland branch
- Gold Coast Writers Association
- Mackay-Pioneer Valley Arts Council Writers Group – based in Mackay
- Queensland Society of Editors
- Queensland Writers Centre
- Writers in Townsville Soc. Inc.
New South Wales
- Booranga Writers Centre – At Charles Sturt University. Home of the Wagga Wagga Writers Writers (WWWW).
- Central West Writers Centre – Based in Orange.
- Fellowship of Australian Writers – NSW Branch includes regional writers groups around New South Wales.
- Hunter Writers Centre – Newcastle and Hunter region
- Nambucca Valley Writers Group – South of Coffs Harbour.
- New England Writers' Centre – Armidale
- New South Wales Society of Editors
- New South Wales Writers' Centre for professional and aspiring writers. See their list of NSW Writing Groups
- Northern Rivers Writers Centre – Byron Bay
- Professional Editors' Association NSW Inc
- Society of Women Writers NSW Inc
- South Coast Writers Centre South Coast and Southern Highlands
- Sydney PEN – The Sydney branch of this international organisation, which promotes freedom of expression and reading.
- Varuna Writers Centre – Katoomba, Blue Mountains.
- Goulburn Valley Writers Group
- Melbourne PEN – The Melbourne branch of this international organisation, which promotes freedom of expression and reading.
- Melbourne Poets Union
- Society of Women Writers – Victoria Inc
- Victorian Fellowship of Writers
- Victorian Society of Editors
South Australia – BCL Adelaide Writers groups
- The Society of Women Writers Tasmania
- Tasmanian Fellowship of Writers
- Tasmanian Society of Editors
- Tasmanian Writers Centre
- The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA Section
- Fremantle Children's' Literature Centre
- Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre – encourages and facilitates writers' readings, workshops, writers in residence and other services, to encourage writers at all levels.
- Peter Cowan Writers Centre
- Western Australia Society of Editors
- Women in Publishing (WA)
- WritingWA – includes details of literary activities, festivals, workshops, competitions and awards.
Australian Capital Territory
- ACT Writers’ Centre
- Canberra Society of Editors
- Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild – For writers of horror, science fiction, and fantasy.