Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2018

Day Passes (Sat or Sun) – $90 / Concession – $80
Weekend Passes – $160 / Concession – $140
Single Sessions – $20 (No concession)
Poetry Slam – $15
Sat Night with Peter Greste + Journalism panel – $35 (combined ticket)
Sun Night with Michael Leunig – $35

Weekend & Day passes include tickets for Greste and Leunig. Tickets sales for these passes, the individual Greste and Leunig evenings, and Workshops are available online at:
• Trybooking –

Individual session tickets, as well as weekend and day passes are available from: Waterfall Way Visitor Information Centre, Bellingen

Please Note: Weekend & Day Pass holders will need to confirm their seat bookings for the Sat /Sun evening sessions.


The Festival committee would like to clear up a misunderstanding about tickets sales for Michael Leunig and other events at the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festivals.

Tickets have NOT SOLD OUT for Michael Leunig or any other event. By purchasing a Weekend Pass or Sunday pass you will be able to attend the sessions.

Tickets are selling fast and it is a good idea to secure yourself a pass as they are limited.

Weekend passes include entry to Peter Greste’s keynote address and journalism panel on Saturday night and Michael Leunig’s session on Sunday night.

Saturday passes include the Peter Greste sessions, and Sunday passes include the Michael Leunig session.

Single session tickets, if available, will be reopened for sale close to the festival start date.

If you want to attend the Marieke Hardy session on Sunday, it is advisable to get there early due to limited seating at Cedar Bar. Admittance will be on a first come, first seated basis!

Further details are on the Trybooking website or the Festival website. Any enquiries can be directed to

If you wish to be placed on the wait list, contact the ticket office and leave you name and contact details &