Book of the Year Announcements

The CBCA Book of the Year Awards will be announced and presented in Hobart on Friday August 18, 2017 at Government House.

2017 Short List Announcement

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) today announced the Short List for the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

2017 Night of the Notables 

CBCA Branches around Australia announced the Notables.

See some of the highlights here

See our Book of the Year Awards held in Sydney in August 2016.

Congratulations to all! 

Here are some pictures from the event.

The slideshow is about to patient.

2018 Awards Announcements


  • In 2018 the Notable Books will be published on our website on 27 February at 7pm AEST.
  • For more information about the Notables Announcement in 2018 visit the Branch website in your state or territory.

Short List

  • The Short List is published on the CBCA website at 12 noon AEST, the last Tuesday in March.
  • In 2018 the Short List will be announced on 27 March.

Winner and Honour Books

  • The Winner and Honour books are published on the CBCA website at 12 noon AEST, the third Friday in August.
  • In 2018 the Winners will be announced on 17 August.