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SWF Livestream

Sydney Writers’ Festival is an event for everyone – including those who can’t make it down to Carriageworks during the Festival. 

From conversations with literary luminaries to panel discussions on our world’s most urgent issues, we don’t want you to miss an insightful comment or witty joke that comes from our stages.

This year, we are streaming our events live from Bay 17 for everyone, wherever you are, to access at home. Watch along, send in questions directly to the Sydney stage and be a part of Sydney Writers’ Festival in 2024.

Purchase a day stream ticket for $35 and get access to the full day’s content. Day stream tickets are available for

  • Thursday 23 May
  • Friday 24 May
  • Saturday 25 May
  • Sunday 26 May

All events take place in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Thursday 23 May Day Pass

The Thursday Livestream Day Pass includes sessions from international and Australian writers discussing big questions of grace and love as well as writing memoir and fantasy.

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Buy a Thursday Day Pass

Friday 24 May Day Pass

The Friday Livestream Day Pass includes sessions about the politics of war ranging from photojournalism from the war in Ukraine to the legacies of empire in German-occupied East Africa. Fan favourite Queerstories also returns to the Festival stage on Friday night.

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Buy a Friday Day Pass

Saturday 25 May Day Pass

The Saturday Livestream Day Pass includes sessions from fiction heavy-hitters Celeste Ng and Trent Dalton as well as discussions of putting the past and the present onto the page. 

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Buy a Saturday Day Pass

Sunday 26 May Day Pass

The Sunday Livestream Day Pass includes sessions covering the full range of human experiences from Australian politics to women in sport and the history of humanity. 

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Buy a Sunday Day Pass
  • The Festival is streamed live and is not available for viewing after the advertised session times. 
  • Your Livestream link will be included in the order confirmation email you receive after you book. We recommend you save this email somewhere safe. 
  • The Livestream feed will be live 15 minutes before the first event at the start of the day, until the end of the last event. All times are AEST.
  • One Day Pass grants you one link to be viewed via one device only. If you have purchased multiple passes for one day, you will receive a single link that can be used on multiple devices.
  • Each link is only valid for the day of the purchased pass.