Join the Australian Book Designers Association to celebrate the most original and beautiful book designs of the year.

This year, the awards party returns to Melbourne at The Craft & Co, 390 Smith St, Collingwood and we invite you to join in the festivities at ABDA’s first live annual awards event since 2019!

The first 70 ticket buyers will receive a beautiful ABDA Tote bag. The bag is a collaboration between ABDA and The Jacky Winter Group, and features an exclusive design by illustrator Ilya Milstein.

Don’t miss out. Buy Awards tickets here!
Early bird prices available until 5 May.

Friday 3 June, 2022
7pm until late
The Craft & Co,
390 Smith Street, Collingwood


Our master of ceremonies for the evening will be Michael Williams, Artistic Director of the 2022 Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Doors will open at 7pm with formal proceedings commencing at 8pm sharp.

The awards evening will also include the announcement of the Designers’ Choice awards voted for by ABDA members on the night.

• The Booktopia Designers’ Choice Cover of the Year
• The OPUS Designers’ Choice Children’s/YA Cover of the Year
• The Hachette Australia Designers’ Choice Book of the Year
• The HarperCollins Publishers Australia Designer’s Choice Children’s/YA Book of the Year

What does my ticket include?
The first 70 ticket buyers will receive a beautiful ABDA Tote bag.
An ABDA ‘surprise cocktail’, sparkling wine, white/red wines, beer and soft drinks.
Delicious grazing platters and a selection of hot and cold canapés.
The Australian Book Designers 2022 Catalogue featuring the winners and shortlisted designers of the year PLUS a special 70th Anniversary Catalogue edition.

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

For further information please email

With thanks to our Platinum sponsors: