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Melbourne Writers Festival

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For over 3 decades, Melbourne Writers Festival has been the iconic event of the cultural calendar. Through our curated conversations with leading writers and thinkers, we create an intimate, joyful space to challenge ideas and impact perspectives. Our legacy has seen us nurturing discerning citizens and upcoming writers, empowering communities of different backgrounds and celebrating storytelling in its many forms. 

This year, our sustainability is impacted by a significant loss in revenues from the cancellation of the live festival. MWF has existed as Australia's boldest literary festival due to the kindness and generosity of our community. In this special time, we call upon your generosity to keep us going strong and far. 

If you want to support the legacy of MWF in being the intellectual powerhouse for all Victorians, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to MWF. Your contribution to MWF plays a vital role in cementing Melbourne's world-class status as the City of Literature.

Your investment in MWF supports the following areas:

Excellence: Bringing the most exciting local and international writers to Melbourne for a festival of diverse, challenging and inspiring conversations.  

Education: Fostering the next generation of storytellers through the Schools’ Program, Australia’s biggest literary event for students.  

Equity:  Keeping Festival events affordable and accessible for new audiences, and supporting us to empower diverse communities through new programming and co-presentations. 

We welcome donations of all sizes, with gifts of $500 and above recognised publicly on the website and in print.


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Contact Details

Level 1, 176 Little Lonsdale Street

(03) 9094 7857

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.