Australian Book Designers Association

Australian Book
Designers Association

Awards Tickets on Sale


The Australian Book Designers Association Committee invites you to 67th Annual Australian Book Design Awards, where we celebrate the bravest, brightest, most original and beautiful books published in Australia each year.

This year the Awards party returns to Sydney and will be held for the very first time in the prestigious Gallery Room of the State Library of New South Wales. There will be fabulous food and drinks and DJ Kill Fee will be blasting out the beats! Put your dancing shoes on and join us for a sensational night out, don’t delay—this event will sell out. Doors will open at 7pm and the on stage proceedings will commence at 8pm. Please note: there will be a limited allocation of student tickets to this event so get in quick!


Time: 7pm till late
Venue: The Gallery Room, State Library of New South Wales
Address: Macquarie Street, Sydney


Getting There

The nearest parking station is Sydney Hospital, located on Hospital Road, the State Library of New South Wales is very accessible by train or ferry.

The closest train stations are Martin Place (200 metres) and St James (450 metres). Ferries arrive into Circular Quay which is only a short walk away.

Please download the Opal Travel App for more information on public transport.


ABDA gratefully acknowledges this event would not be possible without the support and generosity of our Sponsors.


If you need any further information please email Jen on or see the FAQs below.


1) What does my ticket include?

  • The first 50 individual ticket buyers will receive a beautiful ABDA Tote Bag full of goodies. The bag is a collaboration between ABDA and The Jacky Winter Group, and features an exclusive design by illustrator Lachlan Conn.
  • Sparkling wine, red/white wines, beer and soft drinks
  • Delicious hot and cold canapes
  • The Australian Book Designers 2019 Catalogue featuring winners and shortlisted designers

2) Can you cater to my dietary requirements?

Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.

3) Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket along to the event.

4) When do bookings close?

Bookings close on Friday 31 May at 12 Noon, don’t miss out, this event will sell out!