Explore the 2024 Program

Festival Info


Sydney Writers' Festival strives to make every event as accessible as possible.

All Festival venues are accessible, including wheelchair and level access. 

Auslan-interpreted events 

Tickets for best sight line seating at Auslan-interpreted events can be purchased online, on the phone on (02) 9256 4200 or via email at ticketing@swf.org.au. Sydney Writers’ Festival also accepts phones calls via the National Relay Service.

Auslan events

Assistive Listening Systems

Various venues where events take place are fitted with Assistive Listening Systems. Upon arrival to events please contact box office or front of house staff for instructions on how to access assistive listening systems.

Assistive Listening events


Tickets for captioned events can be purchased through the Sydney Writers' Festival Box Office, either by phone on (02) 9256 4200 or email at ticketing@swf.org.au. 

Captioned events

Companion cards 

Companion Card holders qualify for a complimentary ticket for their companion. Please contact the Sydney Writers' Festival box office directly on (02) 9256 4200 for assistance with your booking. 

Assistance animals 

Guide Dogs are welcome at all Festival events and venues. 

If you are blind or have low vision and want to attend an event at Sydney Writers' Festival, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT can provide you with support for how to travel safely from any location to your event at the Festival. Call 1800 484 333 to discuss your travel needs.

Online events 

Sydney Writers’ Festival has a range of events for you to enjoy remotely. In 2024, we are delighted to livestream a selection of our events from the Festival. Learn more and a book a day pass here. The daily livestream will be open captioned.  

A selection of Festival events will be live-streamed to regional locations Australia-wide as part of our Live & Local program. 

And subscribe to our podcast channel by searching for Sydney Writers' Festival on all major podcast platforms to be notified of releases after the Festival.