Supporting as an Individual

Sydney Writers’ Festival Patron Program

Donations of $1,000 or more 

Our Patrons support the Sydney Writers’ Festival with gifts of $1,000 or more. 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. 

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

We hope you will consider joining our Patron Program. In recognition of your generosity, you will access a suite of exclusive benefits. These benefits include a priority ticket booking window, invitations to members-only events and our comfortable, fully catered and much-loved Patron Lounge.

All Patron Program contributions are acknowledged on our website and in our Festival Program. Contributions to our Patron Program include a small membership fee and GST. The remaining majority of the gift is fully tax deductible.

Learn more about: 


Fully Tax-Deductible Donations to Sydney Writers’ Festival

Donations between $2–999

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

Help Keep Russ the Bus on the Road

The Children’s Festival of Moving Stories, Russ the Story Bus, brings  children’s authors and storytelling to over 8,000 students each year Western Sydney and regional NSW. Over 6-8 weeks on the road Russ visits children
from diverse backgrounds, focusing on priority schools.

Russ the Story Bus provides a creative space where children can hear from an author and choose a book to take home.


Donations between $2–999 are fully tax deductible with receipt.

Make a donation. 

You may prefer to make your donation by bank transfer to: 
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: