Become a Citizen of Literature.

This year Melbourne Writers Festival supported over 430 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 donors and sponsors, 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.

Here’s how:

Donate online and pay securely by credit card


Download our donation form, complete and return it by post


Include a donation with your ticket purchase.

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

To find out more please contact Gregory Frank, Development Coordinator via 03 9094 7861 or development(at)

MWF gratefully acknowledges the outstanding generosity of our very special donors.


The Hart Line Fund attributed to the Australian Communities Foundation


Maria & Allan Myers AO QC


John Jerome Myers
Harrison Young


Finkel Foundation
Rosemary Geer
BB & A Miller Fund attributed to the Australian Communities Foundation
Dr George & Rosa Morstyn


Malcolm Broomhead
Sally Browne Fund attributed to the Australian Communities Foundation
Jill Campbell
Michael & Ann Cohn
Dominic & Natalie Dirupo
Jayne Dullard
Jo Grigg
Irene Kearsey
Bernard Marin AM
McLeod Family Foundation
Karen Monaghan
Cecilia Myers
Mark Rubbo OAM
Nick Ruskin
Marion Webster
Michael Webster


Alexandra Coghill
Donald Cox
Jason Craig
Leanne Cutler
Vera Dorevitch
Claire Egan
Karen Fehring
Vida Gaigalas
Rosemary Grieve
Prudence Griffiths
Suzanne Hemming
Susan Hughes
Antoni Jach
Anne Kennedy
Mary Masters
Jan McDonald
Ella Monaghan
Stephen Newton
Kathleen Prince
Penny Scott
Robert Sessions
Judith Walker
Linda White
Jennifer Wilson
Christopher Wray