This year’s Canberra Writers Festival ticket prices are listed below. All tickets must be booked and paid for online through the Canberra Writers Festival website.

Once booked, print tickets at home and our volunteers will scan them at the event. Alternatively, bring photo ID and volunteers will check your name on the attendee list for the event.

Concessions and Junior ticket holders must show ID at the door to gain entry.

No ticket refunds or exchanges after 1pm Wednesday 14 August.

Ticket Prices

Stephanie Alexander Dinner
National Museum of Australia

Adult $135
Concession $130

Standard Event

Adult $25
Concession $20
Junior $15

Special Events

Adult $35
Concession $30
Junior $20

National Press Club (includes lunch)

Members $70
Corporate Members $80
Social Members, Guests and Non-Members $85

(All inclusive of GST)


Please purchase tickets separately for Girls’ Night In – The Full Catastrophe

Note: Booking Fees and Charges Apply


People holding the following cards can select the Concession rate for the Canberra Writers Festival 2019:

  • State & Territory Senior Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Full Time Student Card
  • Companion Card 

Companion Card

If you are attending Canberra Writers Festival events in your capacity as a Companion or Carer for a Companion Card holder, please email with the list of sessions you are attending as an attendant carer and we will manage your ticketing in house.

Please note that Companion Card holders will still need to purchase Concession tickets for catered events (National Press Club and the Opening Night Dinner) but the attendant carer’s ticket will be free.