Support world-class literature.

This year Melbourne Writers Festival supported over 420 Australian and international writers and thinkers, by providing them the opportunity to engage, share and celebrate with Victorian readers. We have a long history of nurturing local artists and we have supported the careers of many Australian writers – something we are deeply committed to.

With thanks to the generosity of our partners and donors, the annual Melbourne Writers Festival continues to be a world-class event that stimulates and challenges audiences and authors alike. Each Festival builds a community from shared experiences, powerful connections and the exchange of ideas.

Around half of our annual income comes to us through partnerships, donations and philanthropy. We need support to continue building this community of readers and writers. Your contribution will enable us to create a Festival of moments that inspire a lasting passion for reading and ideas. Please donate today.

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MWF is an incorporated association with Deductible Gift Recipient and charitable status. All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

Want the all-access VIP treatment? Purchase a Premium Festival Pass and experience MWF 2018 as a VIP guest, including personal booking service, access to all Standard, Highlights, and Big Ideas events, and many more including Opening Night. This exclusive experience is limited to 10 Passes, so a wait list may apply.

To find out more please contact Tamsien West, Development Executive via +61 (0)3 9094 7861 or development(at)


24 August –
2 September 2018