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 you have booked your tickets, you can print them out at home and our volunteers will scan them at the event. Alternatively, bring a photo ID and volunteers can check your name off the attendee list for the event. Those booking for Concessions or Junior ticket prices must show relevant ID at the door to gain entry.

No ticket refunds or exchanges after 1pm, Thursday 16 August.


People holding the following cards can select the Concession rate for the Canberra Writers Festival 2018:

  • 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.

Ticket prices

Maggie Beer (Dinner)
National Portrait Gallery

Adult $135
Concession $130

Standard Event

Adult $25
Concession $22
Junior $15
(Incl GST plus 0.30c booking fee)

Special Events

Adult $35
Concession $30
Junior $20
(Incl GST plus 0.30c booking fee)

National Press Club (Includes lunch)

Members $70
Corporate Members $80
Guests and Non-Members $90
(All inclusive of GST)

Llewellyn Hall Events

Matthew Reilly
Girls’ Night In
Adult $35
Concession $30
Junior (3-15 Years) $20
(including GST, booking fees & charges)

How to Book an 8 Event Pass

This year the festival is offering an 8 Event pass at a 20% discounted rate for all events at the $25 Adult price and at the $22 Concession price. To get your discounted 8 Event Pass, first browse the online program, make a note of eight events you wish to attend (ensuring that they do not clash with each other in the schedule).

Once you have selected which 8 Event Pass ticket option you need, will be guided to a drop down menu of the events where you will nominate the eight events you wish to book.

Select your eight events, pay with a credit card and you will receive a printable ticket page that shows all the events you have booked for. Print out this sheet and bring it to every event for entry. Please note that an 8 Event Pass can only be used for one individual, not for group bookings.

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