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Our bi-monthly magazine Parrot Society of Australia News holds pride of place as the Society's newsletter. A dedicated editorial staff of volunteer society members aim to produce a quality publication that covers not only breeding and species-related articles, but information on companion parrot care and veterinary advice from qualified avian vets as well. We are extremely proud of our publication that serves to inform the membership of the latest in avicultural trends pertaining to parrots as well as disseminating important club information. To our knowledge, PSOA News is the only A4, 52 page, full-colour, high-gloss, professional club magazine for parrots anywhere in the world; quite an achievement for any aviculture club.

  • President's Report - the latest information regarding the management of our club from the PSOA President
  • Feature article - a quality, cutting edge, species-specific article written by an experienced aviculturist to share their knowledge and experience. It includes information on keeping, breeding, care together with information on diet, housing and other techniques.
  • Vet's Corner - practical medical and management advice from some of Australia's leading avian vets
  • Companion Parrots - all you need to know about your favourite feathered friend from one of Australia's respected animal behaviourists
  • Conservation Matters - raising awareness of global avicultural issues
  • Under the Microscope - investigating avian health issues for parrots and people alike
  • Avi-Trade - free listings for Members to buy, sell, and exchange their birds
  • Sales Table Listing - A current product listing of Australia's largest avicultural sales table with a 20% to Members including rings and nest boxes
  • Interest Articles - articles of interest relating to parrots and aviculture for your reading pleasure and education
  • Parrot Pantry - information about parrot nutritional requirements and trends
  • Hookbill Horticulture - practical advice on parrots and plants including general information on gardening topics for the Australian aviculturist
  • Member Services - important information on maintaining your membership including General meeting information
  • Australian Avicultural Legends - celebrating the achievements of some of Australia's leading aviculturists and their impact on bird keeping
  • Breeder Classifieds - the cheapest full-colour advertisement for your aviary and specialist species
  • Avicultural Product Review - critiquing some of the latest parrot media, websites, products and publications for your knowledge
  • Breeder Spotlight - focussing on specialist breeders and their philosophies and techniques
  • Avicultural Tourism - practical advice on places to visit that appeal to travelling aviculturists
  • Meeting Moments - a summary of the main events from the preceding general meetings

....with many more items of interest for the experienced and novice parrot keeper alike including newsflashes, legislation updates, advertising, event information and editorials.

Contributions to PSOA News are always welcome - whether you are a Member or not. Each issue is professionally constructed using the latest software and graphic artist tools to give your contribution that special edge above any other club publication. Members are encouraged to provide articles for the magazine and share the wealth of knowledge they possess for the benefit of aviculture.

Article submissions are best supplied as Word documents via email to with any supporting photographs at high resolution.

One of the most popular sections of the magazine is Avi-Trade, a comprehensive list of birds for sale, wanted or exchange. This service is free to members, and has proven to be a highly effective way of obtaining that special bird you have been chasing.

Advertisers are always welcome with all enquiries being directed to To download a current advertising specifications list including sizes, formats and rates click here.