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, through our Patron Program, you will access a suite of exclusive benefits. These benefits would usually include a priority ticket booking window, invitations to members-only events and our comfortable, fully catered and much-loved Patron Lounge. As we recalibrate and adjust to the new situation, we are working to find other ways to show our gratitude to our Patrons for their support. We are also working on ways to connect our Patrons to each other to share your passion for broad, diverse, rousing conversations and discovering new writers.

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

Click here for Patron Program Benefits. 
Click here to become a Patron.
Click here for a list of our Patrons. 

A Fully Tax-Deductible Donation 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 from around the world to the Festival, providing cultural nourishment and educational opportunities.

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

Click here to 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: