Welcome to the 2022 Festival Precinct

Welcome to the 2022 Festival Precinct

It’s not just your minds that are in for some serious nourishment this Festival Week. The Festival Precinct has everything you need to make your 2022 Sydney Writers’ Festival an enriching all-day event. Start your morning off by picking up a fresh brew and popping along to Coffee and Headlines, a free daily event where leading journalists discuss the news of the day. Between sessions, you’ll also have an opportunity to browse our bookshop in the Carriageworks foyer, grab a bite to eat from the Festival Hub in Bay 22, or explore the food trucks, coffee carts and wine bars located throughout the Precinct.

Travelling to the 2022 Festival Precinct

Please allow extra time in the event of needing your e-ticket(s) reissued at the box office.

Carriageworks is located at 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh. This is a 10-minute walk from Redfern Station, City Road bus stops and Macdonaldtown Station. Or a 15-minute walk from Newtown Station.                      
Catching public transport is strongly recommended as residential parking in the area is strictly limited. For more information on transport, including Transport for NSW’s COVID safety guidelines, visit transportnsw.info.

Walking from Redfern Station to Carriageworks

Please note that Sydney Trains construction is currently taking place on Little Eveleigh Street. For the most convenient route to Carriageworks, exit the station onto Lawson Street and turn left. This street continues onto Abercrombie Street. Continue 450m down Abercrombie Street until you reach Codrington Street. Turn left and continue until Wilson Street to arrive at Carriageworks.

Festival Shuttle Bus

Our wheelchair-accessible Festival shuttle bus operates every 15–20 minutes between 9am and 6pm from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 May, and travels between Carriageworks Way and Redfern Station. Buses set off from the Festival Bus Stop (Stand A) on Gibbons Street in Redfern. In lieu of payment, we welcome tap-and-go donations onboard. These donations help ensure the Festival is an accessible event.


Bicycle parking is available at Carriageworks.


There is strictly limited residential street parking available. We recommend public transport where possible. Casual parking is available at Shepherd Street Carpark in the evenings and on the weekend. The carpark is approximately a 10-minute walk from Carriageworks.

For accessible parking, enter via 229 Wilson Street, past the boom-gate to park under the Blacksmith’s Workshop shelter. Please note that accessible parking spots cannot be pre-booked.