EOI's for judging the 2023 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards are closed. Thank you to all who put in an expression of interest. We will be in touch soon.

IIf you missed out this year why not start planning for next year and read on.

Are you an avid book reader? Enjoy literature in all its forms? The Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards is looking for judges. Scroll down and apply below via the online application form. (CLOSED)

The State Library is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from dedicated writers, readers, storytellers, editors, poets, academics, publishers, researchers, and teachers to join a panel for the 2023 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. We invite people from a wide range of literary perspectives to submit an EOI for the positions. Ideally, you will enjoy reading Australian literature and have the time, relevant experience and fair-mindedness to critically examine a large number of books in a short timeframe.

Judges receive a small honorarium and should be available for judging from late January to early May 2023. Each judge will be assigned a primary and secondary category. The Chairperson will appoint the categories.

Please fill in the form below. EOIs should include a brief statement of your interest in the judging process, describing your expertise, knowledge, or passion in any of the fields that the Awards cover. Please include a brief CV. The EOI and CV should not exceed more than one A4 page each.


  • Living in Western Australia and able to attend the final judging panel, of their own accord, in Perth, WA.
  • Not entering any category in the 2023 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.
  • No major conflicts of interest with books possibly entering.
  • Not currently working for or affiliated with a publishing company for the past two years.
  • Permanent full-time employees and Board Members of the State Library of Western Australia, State Records Office (SRO) and Writing WA are not eligible to apply.

Former judges can be retained for a maximum of three consecutive years before changes are made. 

To ensure that the Chair of the panel has experience in the process, that person will be permitted to remain on the panel for more than three years. The Chair of the panel will only be permitted to retain the role of Chair for two years.

EOI’s closed 5pm (WST)Tuesday 10 January 2023.

This page last updated on 19 January 2023