Becoming A Sponsor

We would like to thank you for your interest in becoming a Sponsor of the Byron Bay Writers Festival.

The Byron Bay Writers Festival is recognised both locally and internationally as one of Australia’s premier literary celebrations. We celebrate Australian writers, innovation and diversity through an electrifying program.

The 2013 Festival was our most successful to date in terms of event size, with 50,000 snapped up for 150 events. Byron Bay showed its most golden face with the Festival enjoying bright sunshine and clear blue skies. Audiences arrived in record numbers and the Festival organisers are besieged with determined writers begging for return invitations.  The North Byron Events site took on the atmosphere of a fairground and the beautiful artworks and sculptures displayed made it truly a Festival to satisfy all the senses. Now it’s time to plan it all again!

Macquarie Banking and Financial Services Group is a long term sponsor of the Byron Bay Writers Festival. Peter Maher, the Head of the Banking and Financial Services Group, explains the benefits of this relationship:

"The Byron Bay Writers Festival is very important to us and it has been for many years. It represents excellence and innovation and is aligned with our aspiration to encourage independent thinking, literacy and literary excellence in the communities where we do business and where our clients live. 

Yours is a festival that has been established and grown by a community dedicated to the arts, a community that has been uncompromising in its principles. Due to the hard work of the Byron Bay Writers Festival committee, the outstanding festival directors, a increasingly spectacular program of writers and the support of a growing number of attendees, the Byron Bay Writers Festival now stands as one of the most recognised writers' festivals in the country. 


Macquarie is in our 11th year as a festival sponsor. This is an association that has added a great deal of value to our retail brand. It is an association of co-operation and respect and a partnership of two organisations that truly value the difference that independent thinking and the creative written word make to our lives.”

This year the Byron Bay Writers Festival has much to celebrate and is enjoying an excellent national and international reputation. We are steadily drawing together a delightful selection of writers to woo audiences from all demographics.

What are the benefits of becoming a Sponsor?
• Reaching a vibrant audience with more than 50,000 tickets sold 
• Connecting with the highest calibre of writers and thinkers in Australia  
• Supporting a community event that is informative, fun and passionately loved
• Sending a positive message to your clients and customers
• Linking with a high-profile and powerful community event

Sponsoring is widely acknowledged as an effective and sophisticated marketing device. We offer you the potential to add value to your business and inspire your staff, clients and customers. We also offer the opportunity to market your product to our diverse and discerning audience at over 150 events. Each of our Sponsors has individual needs and we enjoy working closely with them, taking an individual and creative approach to ensure that sponsorships meet set objectives and are, most importantly, rewarding.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Sponsor of the Byron Bay Writers' Festival we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at:
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