Membership Form


Membership & Renewal Application Form 2015 – 2016                                        Rev.16.11.15
The Christian Bookselling Association of Australia exists to facilitate a thriving fellowship of businesses dedicated
to bringing Christian Resources into every Australian community.

Organisation Name: ____________________________________   Todays Date:
Appointed Natural Person:[for Voting Rights] __________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________

Suburb: _________________________ State: ____________ Postcode: ______

Phone: _________________________ Fax: ___________________

Mobile: _________________________    Email: _________________________________________________

Website: _______________________________________________

Opening Hours: __________________________________________

Please answer the questions below

Do you use a point-of-sale software?    Yes / No |  My store primarily operated by Staff / Volunteers.

Do you take special orders from customers?    Yes / No

What methods of advertising do you use?         Colour catalogues/mailout/newsletters/radio /TV/bookstall /special
events/Facebook/Twitter/newspaper/speaking engagements/other __________

NOTE:  Membership is from July 1 to Jun 30 . This entitles you to Member discounts on Convention Fees and provides
Voting rights at the AGM and other Meetings, – Location details on the Website.

Membership Fees for  2015-16

Membership Type Cost Tick to Choose  Office Use only
Retail $100 MSR010   |  Acc #.
Retail   Additional Location $30 MSR110 |   Invoice # 

Wholesale under $100,000 turnover    $100




MSW020 |    CardFile:      ?


Boutique   Wholesale
(5 titles or less)
$50 MSW010 |   Paymt Method:
                  | Web Location:
| FaceBook URL:                              |   Cert:         /
Individual $30 MSP010    |      MailChimp:  

Bank Direct details: Account  Name:  CBAA  BSB:  012-484  Acc#:  4952 74598 (Give Name or Invoice reference)

                Membership benefits:

• Product Database for wholesaler listing and retailer searching.
• Discounts for attendance to conventions
• Provision of National Convention
• Provision of Regional trade shows
• Industry newsletters
• Access to website
• Access to training
• Encouragement/support and mentoring
• Advocacy
• Fellowship
• Networking
• Discounted rates to join Australian Booksellers Association
• Other group opportunities such as group buying, cooperative advertising, promotion, negotiating discounts.
• Associate membership to Christian Trade International
• News from CBA (USA)*
• News from ECPA (USA)*
*Optional emails can be forwarded to members.

The Christian Bookselling Association of Australia exists to facilitate a thriving fellowship of businesses dedicated
to bringing Christian Resources into every Australian community.
+ Uniting wholesalers and bookstores…       + Training and inspiration …

THE aim of involvement in the Association is to provide encouragement to Members in way of interaction, resources for
personal management skills, counselling in operations, limited legal advice, and from time to time, articles
from  Professional Bodies pertaining to our Trade.

Members of CBAA are also Affiliate Members of the International CBA and gain benefits applicable to that Body.

Contact for more information.


2016 February MINI Expos. update

The only Mini Expo was held at the

Brooklyn Park Church of Christ ,  3 Allen Avenue   ( near Henley Beach Road),

             BROOKLYN PARK,    Adelaide

Which was a good venue from all reports.

There were  7 were 7 Reps and 17 shops attended.

 ( We are grateful for the generous support of the CoC)

Further details from:  Julie: 0401681163.  02-6852 1366 ;



2016 Trade Show & Convention & AGM

Preparations are in hand for this Great Event.

The dates booked for this year are:
Arrival: Sunday 21st August 2016
Departure: Thursday 25th August 2016

As Wholesalers/Exhibitors indicate positively their intention to attend, a listing of them will be added here for your information.

Please remember the Membership year( 2015-16) ends on the 30th June.
SO, to take advantage of discounts and any other Membership considerations, please check your Membership status. Any questions, contact us and we will lovingly discuss things.

    Updated RENEWAL Forms

are also available on this Website. Please use them, or ask that a Current Form be emailed.(preferred)


Now is not too early to give prayerful thought to the Membership of your new Council, the elections of which take place at the AGM, during the Convention. Discuss with colleagues, offer them your support and encouragement, and if they are willing, complete a Nomination Form.

The Term of Office for President is three (3) years. It is sad to know that our beloved Judy will be vacating this important position.  Who will step into the breach?
To be eligible, the Candidate must be a Financial Member ( staff of a Member Store/Supplier, or Individual Member) and able to subscribe to the Code of Ethics, and be in good standing in the Community and the Industry. Contact  for further information.

2016 National Trade Show

The 2016 National Trade Show:     (Theme to be thought about… suggestions?)

Dates:  Proposed

Sunday 21st to  Wednesday 24th August 2016


St Josephs Baulkham Hills

64 Mackillop Drive

Baulkham Hills, NSW

Accommodation available from Sunday night through to Wednesday.

Monday:    TBA
Tuesday: Trading Day at Baulkham Hills
Tuesday Night: AGM and Annual Dinner       [Think and pray for Council Elections]
Wednesday: Trading Day at Baulkham Hills
Other optional activities may be offered

To enquire about booking an exhibit, please email:

Council Members 2015-2016

Following on from the 2015 AGM, we are pleased to announce the new CBAA Council for 2015/2016

CBAA President for 2015/2016 is:

• Judith Hetherington ( Albany Christian Book Centre , Albany, WA)  –

CBAA Council Members for 2015/2016 are:

• Christine Kollaris (Greensborough Christian Book Centre, Greensborough, VIC) –

• Jeff Townsend (Three:16 Publishing)

• Julie Virtue (Manna Industries, Forbes, NSW)

Albert Abel ( Outback Ministries, Windang, NSW)

• If you have any queries, suggestions or requests please contact the Council via  email:

If you have comments for the website please email:

We offer our thanks and praise to our Heavenly Father and Lord for the great service rendered by the outgoing Members and ask that the Membership be diligent in upholding the present Council before the LORD.

Retailer Members 2015-16

Find their details via Find a Bookshop tab
Adventist Bk Cntr – (Cooranbong, Dakabin, Epping, Nunawading, Pacific Islands.)
Albany Christian Book Centre

Books Music Other

Cornerstone Books on the Coast
Esperance Christian Book Centre
Forbes Christian Bookshop
Four Rivers Bookshop

Glen Innes Bookworld

Grafton Cathedral Book Shop
Greensborough Christian Book Ctr

Jacobs Well

Kadina Christian Bookshop

Living Water Inverell

Living Word Book Store

Openway Bookshop – Gilgandra
Outback Ministries (Emmanuel Bookshop)

Quality   Crafts
Reformers Bookshop

St Athanasius Coptic Centre Bookshop

Steps Christian Bookshop
Still Waters Bookshop – Parkes
The Open Door Bookshop – Temora
The Open Door Community Bookshop

The Savior’s Store
Venture Christian Bookshop

Wholesaler/Publisher Members 2015-16

Find their details via Find a Bookshop tab…

Bible Society Australia

Care & Share Global Networks

Christian Multmedia
Havannah House

Hillsong Music Australia
KI Entertainment
Living Word Gifts

Murray Marks  – author

Novella Distribution (formerly Wombat Books)

Quality Crafts

Resources for Ministry  (SU)

RJC Concepts

three:16 Publishing

Our Code of Ethics

CBAA Constitution Adopted 24th August, 1999
Christian Bookselling Association of Australia, Inc.


To be read in conjunction with the Constitution and to be accepted by, and subscribed to, by all Association members.

The Christian Bookselling Association of Australia Incorporated is an association of those who are engaged in the publishing and distribution of Christian literature as defined in the Constitution of the Association. We believe that this is one of the most effective means of communicating God’s message and recognise that the Association is a vital link in bringing Christian literature to individuals, local Churches and the local community. We hereby determine to govern our individual businesses as follows:

1. To maintain ethical standards to the end that we will be more capable of serving our customers in a manner which will reflect credit on the association;

2. To recognise fully that ours is a community service and thus to provide necessary, proper and required services to our customers, and, in that respect to place service to the trade above individual gains;

3. To avoid the defamation of competitors by falsely imputing to them
dishonourable conduct or by other false representations which mislead customers and or suppliers and affect the business of competitors;

4. To avoid unethical practices prejudicial to the interests of members;

5. To avoid wilfully enticing away the employees of a competitor thus injuring or embarrassing them in their business;

6. To establish and maintain good relationships at all levels within the Association;

7. To support the Association, its policies and programmes and to participate in its activities.