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Welcome to our Online Bookstore, where you can purchase our books directly from our website. Ordering from The Federation Press online is easy and secure. Our website accepts Mastercard and Visa.

If you are familiar with online shopping start by selecting the ENTER SHOP button below or browse our titles by choosing an option at the right. Otherwise, more information is below.


If you would like to contact us, you can do so by phone +61 2 9552 2200, fax +61 2 9552 1681, or email

Shopping Information

How to Shop
Is it Safe?
Postage and Handling Charges
Stock Availability
Refund Policy
Delivery Time
Currency Converter

How to Shop

1. Find the book you are interested in. Enter the title, author or ISBN of the book you want to order in the site search box (top right hand corner of each page). You can also enter keywords in the same search box.

If you don't know which book you want, we recommend searching the full text of The Federation Press books

Note - this search will not include Forthcoming Titles and Recent Releases, nor books by other publishers available on this site. Please use the site search box to search these titles.

2. If you wish to purchase the book, click the Add to Trolley button ADD TO TROLLEY.

3. If you would like to browse other books, choose CONTINUE SHOPPING.

4. When you have finished shopping, choose CHECKOUT. You will then be presented with a list of your selections. If you would like more than 1 copy of a book, change the number in the quantity box and select UPDATE. If you wish to remove a book, set the quantity to 0 and click UPDATE.

5. Now select CHECKOUT and complete the form. There are two steps: (1) Enter your name and address details, and (2) Enter your credit card details. This is a secure page and all details entered are sent over the Internet securely. You have now finished.

Is it Safe?

Yes. It is actually safer to enter your credit card details on the Internet than it is to give your credit card to a restaurant waiter, if the website is using a secure ordering system. You can tell that the site is secure because the address prefix changes from http to https and a padlock appears at the bottom of your web browser.

The Federation Press uses a secure ordering method (SSL), which means that all of the information you submit on our website is secured by industry standard 128-bit encryption. Your personal details including credit card information are encrypted during the transaction process. Once processed, your credit card details are deleted, and your other order information is stored in a secure password protected database.

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Postage & Handling Charge

Australia: There is an $11.00 (incl. GST) post and handling charge for all personal and corporate orders, irrespective of how many titles per order. Deliveries are made by Australia Post or TNT within Australia.

New Zealand: There is a $15.00 post and handling charge for orders of one title. Please add $10.00 for each extra title ordered.

Overseas: There is a $25.00 post and handling charge for orders of one title. Please add $10.00 for each extra title ordered.

Stock Availability

All books shown as Available on this website are in stock, but our warehouse may hold limited stock of some books, particularly older titles or titles supplied from overseas publishers.

You may only order up to 5 copies of a single title online. If you need more than 5 copies of a title, we will need to check stock availability. Please contact our office on phone 61 2 9552 2200 or email and state your request (do not include your credit card details on an email), including any special purpose or event for which you are placing the bulk order.

Back orders

Books that are Not yet published or Not yet in stock may be placed on back order, and will be supplied when they become available. Publication dates of forthcoming books and delivery dates of books shipped from other countries are subject to change, and while most books not immediately available will be shipped within 3 months, some orders may take up to 6 months due to factors beyond our control. We endeavour to keep publication dates up to date as much as humanly possible.

When ordering a book that is not yet published or not in stock, you have two options:

  1. You may pay immediately and we will fulfil your order as soon as the book arrives in our warehouse; or
  2. You may cancel your order.

If you cancel your order and would like to order when the title is available, we recommend signing up to our eNewsletter – in this way we can notify you when the book is published.

Please note however that when the stock does arrive, orders are despatched in date order. Placing and paying for a back order ensures you will receive your order in a timely fashion.

Refund Policy

You may return any title within 30 days of invoice for a full refund, provided it is in mint resaleable condition.


There is an $11.00 (incl. GST) small order surcharge for all Australian bookshop orders under $250.00 nett. Deliveries are made by Australia Post or TNT within Australia.

We have a Bookshop Agent in each state. Their phone and fax details are listed on our Australian Agents page. You may order direct or through our Agents or you may email, phone or fax your order through to us.

We will despatch within 24 hours of receipt of order. See our Terms and Conditions.

Delivery Time

Australian orders - We do our best to despatch orders within 1 business day of receipt and we would expect you to receive your order within 2 business day depending on your Australian delivery address. In some instances Australian orders can take up to 5 business days. If for any reason your order cannot be fulfilled and/or delivered as expected, we will advise you within 2 business days.

International orders - Books are sent via Air Mail which usually takes 2-3 weeks, however in some circumstances can take longer. 
Our overseas distributors in the United Kingdom, North America, Singapore and Malaysia hold most of our stock; if so they can usually supply more quickly than we can from Australia. Click here for contact details.

Currency Converter

All prices are quoted in Australian dollars which is a little less than the US dollar. See our currency converter.


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