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Byron Writers Festival


As a not-for-profit, we welcome all donations, large or small. We invite you to contribute to our sustainable growth and future development as a dynamic, regional hub for stories, conversations and ideas that matter.

Invest in our future

Byron Writers Festival has been celebrating storytelling, debate, and big ideas for an incredible 20 years. This is in no small part thanks to funding from a number of sources: Arts NSW and the Australia Council (for which we are extremely grateful), our wonderful sponsors, our passionate members, and every person who has ever bought a ticket to the Festival or an out-of-season event.

However, the cost of putting on a festival of this calibre is significant (and rising), and as every not-for-profit organisation knows only too well, there are no guarantees when it comes to funding. That’s why we are looking for people to invest in our future. Your support will enable us to plan for sustainable growth, as well as giving us the freedom to explore new ways of addressing the stories, conversations and ideas that matter.

How your donations help us

Supporter donations help us in many and varied ways, including travel for international guests, Festival infrastructure, as well as the provision of skills development workshops. In addition, philanthropic donations assist underwriting annual community-based programs such as StoryBoard, and writer mentoring programs.

How to donate

There are two formal donation categories, regular donations, and Friends of the Festival.


For donations of up to $500, please check the ‘Donation’ box when purchasing your Festival ticket and select an amount. If you would like to donate but are not purchasing a ticket, there will an online donation option on our website from 15 June.

To purchase tickets and make a donation, click here.

Friends of the Festival

Donors of $1000 or more will be acknowledged in the Festival printed program*, and on the Festival website. If you are interested in this option please call us on 02 6685 5115 or email [email protected].

Byron Writers Festival is a deductible gift recipient so all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
* Donation must be received before 1 June 2016


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