We are continually aiming to improve access to Byron Writers Festival and enhance the experience of patrons of all abilities. Please contact us on [email protected] if you require any further information or advice in regards to the below.
Selected sessions from the main program are interpreted each day of the Festival. On-demand Auslan interpreters will also be available at the Festival site on an as-needs basis. If you require an Auslan interpreter, look out for the Auslan symbol in the program PDF (available on our Festival Program page), or go to the Information Tent at the Festival site to book an on-demand interpreter for a session of your choosing.
Assistive Listening System
The following marquees/stages are fitted with assistive listening systems:
First National Pavilion
Wheelchair Accessibility at the Festival
The Festival site is located at Elements of Byron Resort, approximately 5km from Byron town centre. The terrain is flat and grassy, but can become more difficult to navigate in a wheelchair after periods of rain. We advise to use a wheelchair with large wheels if possible.
Festival marquees and stages have wheelchair accessible allocated seating. Please make yourself known to the marquee supervisor and you will be ushered to an accessible seat.
Festival Satellite Events take place in various venues across the Northern Rivers. If you require a wheelchair accessible seat at any of our Satellite Events, please call the office on (02) 6685 5115 or email Emily Brugman at [email protected] to make the necessary arrangements.
An accessible parking and drop-off/pick-up zone is located close to the Festival entrance. Our parking volunteers will direct you accordingly. Please have your sticker on display.
Accessible parking at Satellite Events is dependent on council parking regulations in and around the selected venue. Please call the venue directly to discuss your options.
Byron Writers Festival is a participant of the National Companion Card scheme, offering patrons with disability who hold a current companion card a second ticket for their accompanying companion at no charge.
When you arrive, please make your way to the Festival Box Office and present your National Companion Card, along with your Festival ticket, to our friendly staff. You will be allocated a corresponding complimentary pass for your companion. There is a limit of one companion pass per person per day. For further information please visit www.companioncard.gov.au/
Assistance animals are welcome at the Festival site. If you are blind or have low vision and want to attend an event at Byron Writers Festival, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT can provide you with free training on how to travel safely from any location to your event at the Festival. Call 1800 804 805 to discuss your travel needs.
Information on ticket releases, announcements and pricing
19 May: First guests announced, Sunday Locals tickets on sale (limited release)*, $90
23 June: Full program announced, all tickets on sale: 1-Day Pass, $110 members / $135 general
6-8 August: Festival Weekend
Notes and conditions
All tickets are available to purchase online, over the phone via (02) 6685 5115 or in person at our offices in Byron Bay.
Sunday Locals’ Ticket terms: Available to residents of the Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed council areas. Tickets are available for purchase online, over the phone or from the festival office. Purchasers will need to present proof of address (maximum two tickets per person) upon ticket collection at the Festival Box Office. Limited release, available until sold out.