Membership is available to writers of all genres, both aspiring and established.
Becoming a member of Ballarat Writers brings you into a warm and supportive community of writers. Membership is not expensive but the value to members is huge. You will receive:
- discounts to workshops and other events
- eligibility to enter our monthly Flash Fiction competition
- our monthly eNews letter
- discounts at several venues around town. (See list below)
$20 concession (includes seniors, students and under 18s)
Free – Federation University Writing students
Free – Ballarat City New Residents Scheme (one year membership with NR voucher)
Membership runs from May 1 to April 30 each year. Generally from March onwards, we will grandfather new members into the next year (so if you paid in March 2019, you would have membership through to May 1, 2020).
Become a member
Online – the quickest way to become a member is to join online.
Join now via TryBooking
Post – print the membership form below and post with your cheque/money order.
BW Membership Form (188kb)
Ballarat Writers is fortunate to have a local businesses that value and support writing in the Ballarat region. Members who support our sponsors are eligible for a 10% discount. Present your current Ballarat Writers membership card to receive your discount.
- Ballarat Books
15 Armstrong Street, North
- Collins Booksellers & The ABC Centre
- Minerva’s Books
121 Sturt St
Want to become a sponsor? Email your interest in sponsorship
WRITERS VICTORIA BENEFITS FOR BALLARAT WRITERS MEMBERS
Due to Ballarat Writers’ group membership with Writers Victoria, our members can access certain WV benefits, on a first come, first served basis:
- Writers Victoria events: One member of the group can take advantage of the discounted rate per event.
- Writers Victoria manuscript assessment service: One member of the organisation can access the discounted rate per year of membership.
- Discounts at other businesses: For one identified member of the group.
Members of the group also have access to all other Writers Victoria services including use of the library and access to Writers Victoria staff for advice and information.
Please contact Writers Victoria directly to make use of these benefits.