NCACL’s vision

NCACL’s vision is:

To be the home to Australia’s childhood stories

Australia’s literary past, present and future are preserved in the National Centre, through the stories that touched our hearts and stirred our imaginations as children. It documents and shares the creative process and inspires the next generation of readers with research collections, exhibitions and outreach activities.

The NCACL’s mission is to collect, document and preserve Australian children books and literature. It aims to share the collection with all Australians through outreach activities. In order to reach national and international audiences, resources are available online. Its Objects are specifically outlined.

Research support is provided by NCACL’s specialist volunteers and is also available to researchers worldwide. Such expertise enables the NCACL to offer a high level of service to all clients.  The NCACL uses social media, Twitter , Facebook  and YouTube to highlight collection and to engage in debate about the richness of Australian Children’s Literature and Australian Children’s Book Publishers. A newsletter is also produced which keeps readers informed of National Centre activities.

Read what the NCACL Ambassadors, Jackie French AM and Christopher Cheng say about the National Centre at Our Ambassadors

See also:

Advocacy for NCACL
Become an advocate for a permanent home for Australian Children’s Literature in Canberra.
Collection policy
Finding aids


Posted by: NCACL | Published: 15 Feb 2023