Welcome to the 2023 Festival Precinct

It’s not just your minds that are in for some serious nourishment this Festival Week. The Festival Precinct has everything you need to make your 2023 Sydney Writers’ Festival an enriching all-day event. Start your morning off by picking up a fresh brew and popping along to Coffee and Headlines, a free event from Friday to Sunday where leading journalists discuss the news of the day. Between sessions, you’ll also have an opportunity to browse our bookshop in the Carriageworks foyer, grab a bite to eat from the Festival Hub in Bay 22, or explore the food trucks, coffee carts and wine bars located throughout the Precinct. Joining us for the food program on Saturday 27 May? Pop in to peruse fresh produce at the Carriageworks Farmers Markets that coincides with the Festival.

Travelling to the 2023 Festival Precinct

Please allow extra time in the event of needing your e-ticket(s) reissued at the box office.

Carriageworks is located at 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh. This is a 10-minute walk from Redfern Station, City Road bus stops and Macdonaldtown Station. Or a 15-minute walk from Newtown Station.                      
Catching public transport is strongly recommended as residential parking in the area is strictly limited. For more information on transport visit transportnsw.info.

Walking from Redfern Station to Carriageworks
Please note that Sydney Trains construction is currently taking place on Little Eveleigh Street. For the most convenient route to Carriageworks, exit the station onto Lawson Street and turn left. This street continues onto Abercrombie Street. Continue 450m down Abercrombie Street until you reach Codrington Street. Turn left and continue until Wilson Street to arrive at Carriageworks.

Festival Shuttle Bus
Our wheelchair-accessible Festival shuttle bus operates every 15 minutes between 8.30am and 7.30pm from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 May, and travels between Carriageworks Way and Redfern Station. Buses set off from the Festival Bus Stop (Stand A) on Gibbons Street in Redfern.

Bicycle parking is available at Carriageworks.

There is strictly limited residential street parking available. We recommend public transport where possible. Casual parking is available at Shepherd Street Carpark in the evenings and on the weekend. The carpark is approximately a 10-minute walk from Carriageworks.

For accessible parking, enter via 229 Wilson Street, to park in the Carraigeworks Traverser 2 Car Park. Please note that accessible parking spots cannot be pre-booked.