Become a Patron

Sydney Writers' Festival patrons play a vital role in the life of our organisation. It is only with your generous support and philanthropy that we're able to showcase the highest calibre of writers and deliver a world-class program of talks and panels across both the Sydney Writers' Festival and the Children’s Festival of Moving Stories.

Our patrons are passionate supporters of discussion, debate and the exchange of ideas, whose philanthropy underpins and uplifts the cultural life of the city. As a patron, your annual gift enables us to sustain the artistic excellence of Australia's largest literary festival and bring the joy of books to new audiences. In recognition of your generosity, you'll enjoy first access to ticket sales, invitations to members-only events, and in-Festival amenities like the Patron Lounge.

Sydney Writers’ Festival offers several levels of patronage:

Champion Patron from $20,000
Platinum Patron from $10,000
Gold Patron from $5,000
Silver Patron from $2,500
Patron from $1,000

Sydney Writer’s Festival is a registered charity and all donations of over $2 are tax deductible.

For more information on our Patron program, please contact Chrissy Sharp, CEO, on or 02 9256 4205.

Your support allows us to keep bringing the greatest thinkers from around the world to Sydney, providing cultural nourishment to this wonderful city.