Supporting as an Individual

Sydney Writers' Festival is a registered charity and a not-for-profit organisation. Tickets sales and government funding covers about 70% of the costs of presenting the most important and exciting writers and thinkers from Australia and around the world in our Festival and education programs.

This means that we rely on our supportive community to help us continue to sustain the artistic excellence of Australia's largest literary festival which brings the joy of books to you and diverse audiences across the country.

Sydney Writers’ Festival Patron Program

Gifts of $1,000 or over

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Our Patrons support the Sydney Writers’ Festival with gifts of $1,000 or over. They play a vital role in the life of our organisation. It is only with their generous support that we can showcase the highest calibre of writers and deliver a world-renowned program of talks and panels across both the Festival and our education program. 

Our Patrons are passionate supporters of discussion, debate, the exchange of ideas and a lifelong love of reading.

We hope you will consider joining our Patron Program. In recognition of your generosity, through our Patron Program, you will access a suite of exclusive benefits including a priority booking window, invitations to members-only events and our comfortable, fully catered and much-loved Patron Lounge. Our Patron Program will also bring you a connection to other Patrons who share your passion for broad, diverse, rousing conversations and the discovery of new writers.

Become a Patron

A Fully Tax-Deductible Donation to Sydney Writers’ Festival

Donations of $2–$999

Any gift of any size makes a huge difference to us. We are so grateful to those supporters who top up their ticket purchase or give what they can to help us bring the greatest writers and thinkers from around the world to the Festival, providing cultural nourishment and educational opportunities.

Donations of $2 - $999 are fully tax-deductible with receipt.

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

Give online with your credit card

Or transfer to our account:

Account Name: Sydney Writers Festival LTD
BSB: 032-044
Account Number: 17 7859
Please enter your name as a reference. 


For more information on our Patron Program or making a donation, please contact the Festival’s philanthropy department: | 02 9256 4206