The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Ticketing Terms & CovidSafe

Ticket holders consent to being filmed, photographed and recorded as members of the audience or events. The resulting film footage, images and recordings may be used to promote the Emerging Writers’ Festival and its activities in print, in the media and on websites. The Emerging Writers’ Festival will endeavour to inform patrons prior to the commencement of the event if filming is to take place but this is not a condition to consent. 

Tickets are valid only when purchased from the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) or an authorised agent. All bookings are final, and all sessions are offered subject to availability. 

No refunds or exchanges will be given except for those provided for in the Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment Events in Australia. This is available on the Live Performance Australia website here. 

Once we have approved and processed refund tickets, we will then release the ticket back  

You may not re-sell your ticket to a third party for more than the face value of the ticket. You may not use your ticket/s for advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes (including competitions) without the prior written consent of EWF. 

The right of admission is reserved. Patrons arriving late to in person events will not be admitted into the session until a suitable break. Please follow the directions of our staff to assist you.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Terms and Conditions

These conditions are included in addition to the general Ticketing Terms and Conditions (above). 

We advise that you do not attend an in-person performance or event if you are: 

  • feeling unwell;
  • you are showing flu like symptoms;
  • you are awaiting a coronavirus (COVID-19) test result;
  • Are in 5 Day isolation and are waiting for GP dismiss approval 

You may be entitled to a refund or a waived exchange fee in these circumstances. Let us know ahead of the event via and we’ll sort you out. We won’t be able to provide a refund if you contact us after the event. 

If an event is cancelled or significantly rescheduled due to coronavirus (COVID-19) or other intervening circumstances, exchanges and refunds will be processed in accordance with the Live Performance Australia (LPA) Ticketing Code of Practice (refer to the section titled “Cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated events due to intervening circumstances”) and otherwise as required by law. In the event of a cancellation due to intervening circumstances EWF reserve the right to retain the ticketing transaction fee. 

The festival is up to date with the state governments dismissal of Covid-19 restrictions. This includes the removal of social distancing, QR Sign in, Vaccination Certificate sighting and mandatory face masks.  We will continue to have PPE equipments made readily available at all venues for attendees to use if they wish. Attendees are welcome to wear face masks and perform social distancing in their own discretion. All EWF staff will be wearing face masks for all EWF events and follow a CovidSafe Plan to take care of each other’s safety wellbeing during the festival.