Tickets and Passes

Tickets can be booked online, right here on this website. You can check out the full program and add individual events to your Wishlist or your Cart. Tickets and receipts will be emailed to you after purchasing, or can be accessed from your Account. EWF is a paper-free festival – no need to print your tickets!

EWF Passes

Passes are the best way to get the most out of this year’s EWF.


The Golden Ticket is your passport to EWF18, including entry to the National Writers’ Conference, every masterclass and over 60 other events.

For the low price of $210, a Golden Ticket is a fantastic way for individuals or organisations to get the most out of this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Only 30 Golden Tickets are available so don’t miss out!

Purchase your Golden Ticket here. 


Electric, edifying and always engaging, our performance events are the perfect place to discover your new favourite storytellers. Save up to 15% on multiple events with a 3x or 5x Performance Pass.

3x Performance Pass
$50 full/$45 concession
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5x Performance Pass
$80 full/$70 concession
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See all performance events in this year’s festival here.


Defy decorum and delve into delicious ideas, discussions and debates. Join us for an intimate meal with some of the sharpest commentators on these timeless dinner-table taboos: sex, death and money.
Have your say at all three events for $100 (a saving of $20).
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After a long day of learning, kick-back and head to one of our evening performance events or parties. Allows entry into 1x Masterclass and 1x Performance event of your choosing.
$100 full/$85 concession
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View terms and conditions of sale for tickets and passes here.

Booking events with a Pass

  1. Once you have purchased a Pass, you will receive a unique serial number found on your receipt (which will be emailed to you and is also available in your account).
  2. Browse the EWF18 program and find which applicable events you want to attend
  3. Enter your serial number into the Code section of the event you wish to redeem a ticket for. Tickets must be redeemed to guarantee a seat. If an event has sold out and you have not redeemed a ticket you will not be admitted entry.
  4. You will receive a ticket for each session redeemed. You will need to show this at the door for entry (Passes are not valid tickets and will not be accepted upon entry).
  5. Redeeming events is completely free – no additional costs apply once the Pass has been purchased.

Passes are not transferable and are valid for one entry per session. All events must be pre-booked. Passes are not valid for special events. View terms and conditions of sale for tickets and passes here.