"I donate to to Melbourne Writers Festival every year because I appreciate the care and consideration that goes into crafting a literary event that is culturally relevant and engaging. I love that the festival celebrates local and international talent, and champions how important reading is to unite communities." — MWF 2023 Donor

Melbourne Writers Festival is a not-for-profit organisation – which means we never make a profit from your ticket purchases or donations. Everything goes back into putting on the Festival you love. The events you attend in iconic Melbourne venues, book signings with your favourite writers, connecting with friends over an extraordinary conversation – it is only made possible thanks to your support.


Join our community of donors by making a tax-deductible donation to MWF today.



Your contribution will support:

  • The MWF Schools program, which reaches more than 2,500 students annually
  • Our commitment to building public programming that elevates the voices of women and non-binary writers, First Nations writers, and writers of colour, including a series of events presented by First Nations Curators each year
  • Live events beyond the Melbourne CBD, including at local libraries and other cultural venues across the outer suburbs
  • Paid work for Australian writers, helping to strengthen the careers and global reputations of writers featured


I donate to MWF because it is one of my favourite festivals of the year, I always eagerly await the program and am so inspired by the events I attend. I only want to see it grow.” — MWF 2023 Donor


How to donate

You can donate using a credit card by following the linke below, or by using direct deposit or cheque.


Direct deposit
Account name: Melbourne Writers Festival Inc
Bank: Westpac, Wales Corner
BSB: 033 305
Account number: 329 385

Please include your name in the transaction description.

Please post to:
Att: Development Team
Melbourne Writers Festival
Level 1, 176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

For further assistance or to discuss your donation, please email development@mwf.com.au

Melbourne Writers Festival is a not-for-profit organisation with registered charitable and Deductible Gift Recipient status. All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible and gifts of $1,000 and above are acknowledged publicly on our website.

Thank you for supporting Melbourne Writers Festival.