These are general sites for researching Australian literature on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They provide a diverse range of information on Australian literature resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
- AustLit: the resource for Australian literature - provides authoritative information on creative and critical works of Australian literature and on more than 75,000 Australian authors and literary organisations. Much of the information is available only on a subscription basis, however there is a free Author Browse service which allows all web users to access information on about 3,000 authors. Included is information on indigenous writers, children's literature, literary awards and drama.
- Books - ABC Arts - contains links to various discussions occurring on the ABC, including Books and Arts Daily.
Much Australian literary material can be found by searching manuscript and archival catalogues. Major gateways providing access to this information include:
- Trove - a single point of access for searching personal and some organisational archives, including diaries, manuscripts, letters and photographs.
- Guide to Australian Literary Manuscripts - a national database of electronic finding aids to 86 collections of Australian literary manuscripts.
- Directory of Archives in Australia - a database of archival organisations in Australia.
- National Library of Australia eBooks - selected books published by the Library are available as free downloads.
- Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845 - a digital library of Australian journals that began publication within this period.
- Australian Literary and Historical Texts - a collection of digitised, full text 19th and early 20th century Australian literary, historical and political works from the Sydney Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS)
- Project Gutenberg Australian Library - etexts by Australian authors, about Australia and works of interest to Australians.
These sites provide access to literary research in Australian universities.
- Association for the Study of Australian Literature - promotes the study, discussion and creation of Australian writing.
- Australian Public Intellectual Network - provides access to book reviews, essays and information on Australian cultural and literary studies publications (Curtin University).
- National Centre for Australian Studies - the Australian Research Council key centre for teaching and research in Australian studies (Monash University).
- Westerly Centre - aims to stimulate and coordinate research and publication in Australian and Asian writing and culture (University of Western Australia).
- Australian Copyright Act 1968 - consolidated version of the Act from the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) website.
- Legal Deposit in Australia - information on the requirements for the legal deposit of publications in Australian libraries.
- Australian Copyright Council - provides information and advice about copyright in Australia.
These organisations may be of use to Australian writers or literary researchers. Many provide useful links to other associations not listed here.
- Australia Council for the Arts - provides links to writers' organisations and centres as well as giving information on available financial support.
- Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc - supports the interests of established writers and those interested in writing.
- Australian Society of Authors - professional association for Australia's literary creators.
- Institute of Professional Editors Limited - advances the profession of editing, by planning and implementing national initiatives and other activities.
- Australian and New Zealand Books in Print - a complete list of Australian publishers and a listing of most Australian books, both in and out of print.
- Australian Publishers Association Members - provides a list of Members' Internet sites.
- Classic Australian Works - From Sydney University Press, providing classic Australian works that are out-of-print, but mostly still in copyright.
- The Children's Book Council of Australia - promotes Australian children’s literature and its creators, and seeks to engage the community with literature for young Australians.