The Australian Children's Laureate is the national ambassador for reading and Australian children's literature.
The Laureate's role is to promote the transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians.
The Laureate speaks on behalf of all creators and of the entire industry, representing reading advocates, educators, librarians, booksellers and publishers. The formation of strong international links with other Laureates is also giving visibility to the work being done in Australia at international literary forums.
The Australian Children's Laureate Initiative has been developed by the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation (ACLF) following the successful implementation of this idea in the UK.
The 2020-2021 Australian Children's Laureate is Ursula Dubosarsky.
For more on our current Laureate click here.
Our Previous Laureates
Jackie French (2014–2015)
Leigh Hobbs (2016–2017)
Morris Gleitzman (2018–2019)
For more on the work of our previous Laureates click here.