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Australian Zinesters

This is a group for all Australian zinemakers and lovers.

Location: Australia
Members: 181
Latest Activity: Nov 12

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2013 mca zine fair 5 Replies

Started by Aspire. Last reply by Aspire May 26, 2013.

Tasmania Zine Tour May/June 2013 1 Reply

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Comment by nat on August 5, 2012 at 6:25am

this saturday (11th august) - someone (i guess me) will be launching my zine - pony for now (the canberra chronicles) issue 7. they'll be zines, music, vegan muffins & a raffle of an awesome canberra pack i've put together (gold coin - proceeds to sticky)... hope to see you there:


Comment by nat on July 6, 2012 at 11:22pm

canberra zinestArs: nat ('pony for now - the canberra chronicles') & chiara ('rhetorical') are wanting to share the zine love and are inviting you - YES YOU - to the initial monthly/bimonthly canberra zinestAr meetup at
Smiths Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street Canberra
ACT 2601. SATURDAY 21st JULY. 12:30PM

a monthly/bimonthly coffee catch up to discuss recent zine
makes/purchases/ ideas... let's talk fanzines, politics, music, grrlll riot, art, comics, perzines, social theory... zine topics are endless.....

an open event to anyone - zinemaker or not - there is more to technology than blogs, logs and microbits..... come along and get crazy with the gluestick!


we've a fb page - so spread the zine love:



Comment by TimT on June 23, 2012 at 4:38am

Alice! You are definitely in the right place! Zine central in Melbourne is the Sticky Institute, at the Degraves Street subway (you get to it by going down the stairs on Flinders Street, the side opposite the station). They're open Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 5 in the afternoons. 

Polyester Books also has a good zine section. They're on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. Open just about any time.

There are two main zine fairs in Melbourne, the Sticky zine fair - that's in, I think, February - and Page Parlour, the zine-fairish part of the Emerging Writers' Festival. Sorry, that's just happened. There are plenty of other markets, but if you chat to the good people at Sticky (also on Wemakezines) they should be able to help you, offer suggestions for other zine fairs - blog.stickyinstitute.com.

And for non zine related stuff, Melbourne is a pretty hip and buzzing and happening place when it comes to poetry/literary events. There's plenty of regular open-mic poetry gigs, readings, etc that I like to get to. Check out the site melbournespokenword.com! 

Comment by Alice Grant on June 22, 2012 at 8:31pm

Het, does anyone know about any cool zine shops, events and festivals in Melbourne, Victoria? I NEED SOMEWHERE TO GO AND SOMETHING TO DO!

Comment by Tee Rex on June 22, 2012 at 5:00pm

Hey everyone, I've started a group for a travelling zine box. So basically I'm going to start up a parcel/box of zines that we'll send around Australia. When you get the box, you take what zines you'd like and replace them with more zines, then forward it on to the next participant. Check out my group here for more details and to sign up! x

Comment by Tiny Rockstar on June 22, 2012 at 6:10am

Dear zinesters in Queensland... WAKE UP! Where'd everybody go? I just moved here to study from the States and it looks like the zine scene here died years ago! Hopefully it is just sleeping. This is a wake up call. Blow that dust off that tape dispenser, brush the cobwebs off those scissors, and lets get going, people! What are people working on, any festivals need organizing, any libraries looking for zines? I want to know! Send me a friend request.

Comment by Sarah on May 10, 2012 at 10:42pm

Hey everyone 

I'm making a zine scene in my local area, a fellow zinester and myself have been spreading the love of zines with local young artists and to keep it growing I am starting up a Zine Library, it will live at Transit Lounge Caboolture (which is a non for profit youth arts organisation I work for)

We are just getting our collection started so the more zines we can add to it the better! If you would like to add to our collection please send your zines to 

Transit Lounge Caboolture
PO Box 159

Caboolture, Australia QLD 4510. 

Include your return address and I'll send you one back (one of my own or another local zinester) to say thanks.

Comment by nat on March 13, 2012 at 4:17pm

hey hey hey my lovely paper & paste friends - i've started doing a montly per zine on my doings in australia's national of national capitals - canberra. it's under the 'pony for now' the canberra chronicles - quite happy to do trades, so pm me. on a monthly basis i post 20 or so down to sticky in melbourne. i'm also up for meeting zine folks in canberra, so if you know anyone.... just acquierd myself another olivetti - yay! cheers nat

Comment by Sarah on January 26, 2012 at 5:15pm

@ Lucie Jones - I live on Bribie Island too. If you're looking for zine fairs I don't think there are any locally but online there are a few Zine stores like www.smellslikezines.com which is QLD based. in Brisbane there are twilight markets on at Westend on Friday nights and some folks are setting up stalls selling zines there, some zines also get sold at the monthly Suitcase rummage on occasion. I work for an arts org called Transit Lounge based in Caboolture and we are running a few zine projects. Visble Ink in Brissy also has a Zine Library. 

You can friend us on facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/transitlounge if you're keen to get connected to us. 

Comment by Vanessa Berry on January 2, 2012 at 5:52pm

This is a message for Sydney folk  - just letting you know about a couple of zine workshops that I'm running in January. The first in on Thursday 5th January at Mosman Library. Later in the month I'm running a workshop at Blacktown Library, on the Wednesday 18th January. There are a couple of other western sydney library workshops run by Emma D, too, details here. All are for people 18 and under but I'm sure you can bend the rules a bit.


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