Become a Patron

Our Festival Patrons play a vital role in the life of our organisation. It is only with your generous support that we're able to showcase the highest calibre of writers and deliver a world-renowned program of talks and panels across both the Sydney Writers' Festival and the Children's Festival of Moving Stories. 

Our Patrons are passionate supporters of discussion, debate and the exchange of ideas. As a Patron, your tax-deductible annual gift enables us to sustain the artistic excellence of Australia's largest literary festival and brings the joy of books to new audiences.

In recognition of your generosity, you'll enjoy a suite of exclusive benefits, including a priority booking window, a dedicated Festival representative, invitations to members-only events and our comfortable, fully catered and much-loved Patron Lounge.

Please join our Patron Program with a tax-deductible contribution and attractive benefits OR make a tax-deductible donation and help us to keep bringing the greatest writers and thinkers from around the world to the Festival, providing cultural nourishment and educational opportunities to this wonderful city.

Become a Patron or Make a Donation today.


Sydney Writers' Festival is a registered charity and all donations of over $2 are tax deductible.

For more information on our Patron Program and how you can support Sydney Writer’s Festival, please contact the Festival’s philanthropy department on or 02 9256 4213 for further details.



Your support allows us to keep bringing the greatest thinkers from around the world to Sydney, providing cultural nourishment to this wonderful city.