Member Benefits

Being part of a group dedicated to writing and writers keeps me inspired; I’m learning about new techniques and resources. I can’t imagine not being part of NSWWC.
- Judith Flanagan, Writer

Join the NSW Writers’ Centre and become part of our thriving and supportive community of writers. As a member, you will receive our inspiring magazine, Newswrite, get exclusive access to our member-only programs and receive free or discounted attendance at our events, as well as receiving a range of other discounts and benefits. Membership is $75 a year for individuals, or $55 for concession, youth (aged 18-25) and regional membership (200km outside Sydney).

An application for membership of the NSW Writers’ Centre can be made by people over the age of 18 who endorse the Centre’s aims of supporting writers and fostering writing culture.


Courses and Professional Development

Festivals and Events

  • Free admission to our members-only First Friday Club, featuring an intimate chat with a guest author or industry figure, followed by morning tea
  • Discounted admission to our three annual festivals and other events

Newswrite Magazine

  • A free subscription to our inspiring magazine, Newswrite (additional charges apply for postage to an address outside Australia)

Writing Groups

  • Exclusive access to our members-only writing groups, which meet regularly at the Centre to discuss participants’ work in progress – join an existing group or start a new one

Writing Spaces

  • Free access to the quiet writers’ spaces in beautiful and peaceful Garry Owen House, Callan Park  (booking is casual, but ring before you come to check a room is free)


  • Free access to our library, with its extensive collection of literary journals and other writing-related publications

NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship

  • Exclusive opportunity to apply for this annual Fellowship, which offers one NSW Writers’ Centre member a one-week residency at Varuna, the Writers’ House

Discounts and Other Benefits

  • An affordable venue for your book launch through our members-only book launch package. Contact the Centre for details.
  • A discount on books sold by the Centre
  • Discounted theatre tickets at Belvoir St Theatre through access to their industry rate. Simply ask for the industry rate when booking and show your NSWWC membership card when collecting tickets.
  • Discounted theatre tickets at Darlinghurst Theatre Company via access to their industry rate for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night performances throughout the season. Simply choose or ask for the industry rate when booking and show your NSWWC membership card when collecting tickets.
  • Concession price movie tickets from Dendy Cinemas (Newtown, Opera Quay, Canberra) when presenting your member card
  • Free postage from Boomerang Books when using the promotion code ‘nswwriters’ at the checkout

Join us

Become a member of the NSW Writers' Centre to get Newswrite magazine, discounts to courses and festivals, mentorship, free access to writers' groups, writers' spaces, members' events, the library and more. Join now ›

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