Australia Reads is a collaborative project between many Australian organisations aimed at lifting literacy rates and improving reading participation. The Australian Reading Hour has become the most successful campaign to unite the nation to pick up a book and discover the joys of reading. In fact, we reached over 11 million Australian readers in 2019! In 2020 this major event has expanded to encompass 12 days of amazing bookish activities under the rebrand, Australia Reads, a campaign that everyone can get behind.
The headline event will continue to be the very successful Australian Reading Hour on Thursday 12 November, when we ask all Australians to stop what they are doing and pick up a book. Australia Reads reflects the diverse range of activities to promote books, authors, reading and writing throughout November 2020 and beyond.
Learn more about Australia Reads
Discover more information on the Australia Reads website about campaigns such as:
- Aussie Reads School Kids
- Take The Pledge to read this November!