Writers' Group

Romance Writers of Australia Inc formed to promote romance writing in Australia and to help aspiring authors achieve publishing success. RWA’s mission is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help aspiring writers become published and published authors to maintain and establish their careers, and to provide continuing support for romance writers – whatever their genre – within the romance publishing industry. Membership is open to individuals who support and adhere to the purposes of RWA, and who have attained the age of majority in the state in which they reside.


Seaside Writers' Group is a dynamic group that meets twice a month to share written pieces. The group writes short stories, poems, fiction and non-fiction, family history stories and children's stories. Meetings are at the Holdfast Community Centre, 51 King George Avenue on the first and third Monday night of each month.

General Fiction, Short Stories

The Society of Women Writers (SA) has a large membership base, and offers meetings with guest speakers, the Lochee Andison Youth Literary Award (biennial), workshopping through magazine groups, and an information service.

The Sunshine coast writers’ Group (SCWG) was established in the 1970’s. The group’s aim is to encourage the members to write original poetry or prose to the best of their ability in their chosen field. When work is read during workshops members are offered friendly support and critique. New members are always welcome. Meetings held first and third Monday of every month from February to November, from 1.30-4pm.

Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Indigenous, Travel

A Melbourne-based speculative fiction writers group. Members share a love of the weird, the macabre, and the fantastical. Some meet monthly for critique sessions, others prefer the more casual and social setting of brunch, and there are always a few industry events each year. Membership is generally by invitation or referral only.

The group meets every week to workshop each other's writing and to discuss and analyse prominent writers' work. Meets at Sutherland Entertainment Centre, Eaton Street, Sutherland, (during school terms, Mondays 10am-12pm).

General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Meets third Friday of each month at 4pm at Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street. Please contact via online form.

General Fiction

Tamba is produced by the Goulburn Valley Writers Group in Shepparton, Victoria, as an opportunity for creative writers to see their work in print. Stories, articles, biographical and autobiographical pieces, poems and other forms of creative writing. Please submit a maximum of two stories or three poems.

General Fiction
4 months

The group meets once a month and enjoys reading poetry. It runs the Blackened Billy Verse Competition for written verse.


This diverse group of writers meets monthly on the third Saturday with the exception of December and January, when even scribblers take a break. Members range from dabblers to professionals and the only requirement for membership is a healthy respect for the written word and a good sense of humour.

General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories
Thursday Night Group

The Thursday Night Group (TNG) is an unpretentious mob of writers with a penchant for variety. Our members create novels, poems, memoirs, Monologues, and short stories encompassing a wide range of genres.

Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories

VISION has members who write in a wide variety of sub-genres, including cyberpunk, high fantasy, gothic horror and magic realism. The group aims to polish writing skills, support each other with market news and reach publication standard. VISION meets the first Sunday of each month at the State Library of Queensland (except December and January) from 11am, everyone is welcome.

Warrnambool Writers Group is a dedicated group of writers who meet monthly to, among other things, write on a set topic. The group is also involved in community projects and has published six anthologies.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction
Western Union Writers

Western Union Writers meet monthly to support and critique each other's work. Also encourages members to seek out publication opportunities.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction
Wollondilly FAW

Wollondilly FAW is a regional branch of the NSW FAW and meets on the second Sunday of every month. The group is very active, holding an annual literary competition and an annual poets' picnic at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction
Word Weavers

Wordweavers is a support group for aspiring and published writers. The group does not function as a teaching group. Meetings are held fortnightly and visitors are welcome. For all enquiries please phone Waverley Community Learning Centre.

A group of poets (most of whom are Christians) who meet on the second Saturday of every month (sans January) to critique and encourage each other. Also gives public readings. Poetica Christi Press, the publishing arm, has published 16 books, two tapes, two sets of greeting cards, bookmarks and a CD. Our aim is to publish Australian poetry with a Christian ethos to challenge, minister and encourage.


A creative writing group that meets on Fridays to workshop original works. Invites guest speakers and other writers, and holds workshops and open readings.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Group meets weekly on Tuesdays 12-12:30pm in the Box Hill Library to present their work and provide discussion and feedback. No entry fee. New members welcome.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction

We are a women's writing group meeting every Wednesday morning. We provide encouragement and inspiration to keep writing. Every year we produce an anthology and we go through the whole process of putting the book together, including editing, layout, book cover design and preparation for printing.

Crime, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories
Writers Activation

Offers group writing sessions, workshops, seminars and author readings; facilitates meetings for writers; and promotes books by local authors.

Writers in Townsville Society Inc (WITS) is an eclectic, diverse and dynamic group that meets weekly to share and critique members' work. WITS publishes anthologies of members' work, networks with other writers' groups, undertakes projects and enjoys outings and performances throughout the year. WITS has a strong community involvement. Young poets find encouragement to read their work in public at WITS' Mid Year Poetry Reading. New members welcome.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction
Wyong Writers

A non-profit group dedicated to the development of creative writing in all its forms and promoting local writers. Meetings are held monthly to critique work of members. Sometimes there is a guest speaker or workshop. Other writing-related events are held. Annual literary competitions are held and publication encouraged. Meetings held every fourth Saturday of the month, 1:30-4:30pm at Wyong Senior Citizens' Centre in the grounds of Wyong Old Primary School.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Yorke Peninsula Writers Group has produced three anthologies and two magazines. Having purchased the equipment to put their publications together themselves, the group are a keen do-it-yourself lot. All editing is done at meetings, which is the perfect learning experience for members to learn more about their craft. New members welcome. Members' ages range from 19 to 87 years old. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at the Senior Citizens' Rooms in Minlaton.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction
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