Australian Reading Hour call out for library event registrations

The Australian Reading Hour was a great success in 2019. The cross-industry committee responsible for this major event to promote the benefits of reading has undertaken a branding review is proud to announce that the campaign has been rebranded Australia Reads.

We believe Australian Reads will resonate well with Australians and allow us to plan a much broader and diverse range of activities to promote books, authors, reading and writing throughout September 2020, with the main goal to get Australia reading.

The headline event and focus of peak activity will continue to be the very successful Australian Reading Hour on Thursday 17 September, when we ask all Australians to stop what they are doing and rediscover the joys of reading.

Louise Sherwin-Stark, Chair of the Australia Reads Committee, says: 'We’d like to thank libraries for embracing the Australian Reading Hour in 2019, you are a key to our success. We are now pleased to invite you to register your interest to take part again and make 2020 our biggest year yet. Our aim is to get all Australians reading'. 


Library Event Registrations

We invite libraries to take part in the Australia Reads campaign in 2020. Our aim is to host events right across the country, just like the amazing event we held in Mount Gambier. If your library would like to host an event please visit to register.

Library registrations are now online

The Australia Reads Ambassadors will be announced on 17 March 2020.









Media:  Jackie Evans E: | M: 0407 776 222

Events:  Nicole Salisbury E: |Tel: 02 9976 3044


Tuesday 11 February 2020 3:00pm