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You may purchase tickets online below or phone 02 6685 5115 or call into our office at Level 1, 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay (above Witchery).

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3 Day Pass will allow entry into the Byron Bay Writers Festival site, where you will find five beautiful white marquees with In Conversations, panels, readings, lectures and book launches running concurrently. Most sessions are an hour in length, and you can sit and listen for an entire session or wander between marquees as the fancy takes you. The day starts at 9am and the last session will conclude at 5pm. There are coffee and food vendors or you more then welcome to bring a picnic. Our official bookseller, Collins Booksellers, has a splendid bookshop in operation, so you may indulge yourself with the books by the authors to whom you have listened. Most authors will be in the book signing area after their sessions.

A Youth Pass allows entry on Sunday only, where one marquee is turned over to children’s authors and the kids can have a special day meeting their favourites.

  • Please note that you will not receive your ticket in the post.
  • After completing your online booking you will be able to print your ticket and receipt.
  • Your ticket will also be emailed to the address you provided in the booking.
  • Please remember to bring your ticket to the Festival where it will be scanned and exchanged for a wristband.

 3DP butto


Friday 1 Aug – Sunday 3 Aug

$265 / $230 member or student



Select your day when you buy tickets

$120 / $99 member or student

 Y button


$40/$35 member


Select your workshop when you buy tickets

Conversations: Richard Fidler with Poe Ballantine

Friday 1 August, 5pm
Byron Community Centre Theatre


Screening of the acclaimed documentary: Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere

Friday 1 August, 6.15pm
Cavvanbah Room


War and Remembrance
Mike Carlton and Geoff Dyer in conversation with Chris Hanley

Friday 1 August, 5pm 
Byron Beach Café Clarkes Beach



An Evening with John Safran and Fr Bob Maguire Hosted by Jenny Burgess

Friday 1 August, 7pm 
Lennox Head Cultural & Community Centre 


Liner Notes presents David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

Friday 1 August, 8pm 
Byron Community Centre Theatre 

Australian Slam Champions on Heat

Saturday 2 August, 5pm
Byron Bay Library 
Free, but booking recommended



John Safran Murder in Mississippi Live on Stage

Saturday 2 August, 6pm
Byron Community Centre Theatre 

Richard Clapton in conversation with David Leser

Saturday 2 August, 8pm
Byron Community Centre Theatre 


Passage to India: Travelling the Spice Route with Christine Manfield

Sunday 3 August, 12.00pm
Byron at Byron