There are many resources available to writers, from free online workshops through to associations that assist with editing and publishing. There are also listings of writers groups. Log on to these sites to see what they offer.
Queensland Writers Centre http://www.qwc.asn.au
Australian Writer's Marketplace online http://www.awmonline.com.au
Fellowship of Australian Writers http://www.writers.asn.au
The Crime Writers Association of Australia http://www.nedkellyawards.com
BCL Books Australia - associations for writers http://www.bclbooks.com.au/associations.htm