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This page is part of the 2012 FESTIVAL ARCHIVE.
Visit the current Melbourne Writers Festival website for details of the next festival.

Festival Venues

Melbourne Writers Festival takes place in Federation Square and venues around Melbourne and Victoria. Click the links on the right for more information about individual venues.

Getting to the festival

Federation Square is located at the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street in Melbourne’s CBD, close to the Yarra River, and within walking distance of many of the city’s major attractions.

Flinders Street Station is the nearest train station, and numerous trams – including the free City Circle tram – stop nearby. Federation Square’s multi-level car park is accessible from Russell Street or Batman Ave (Exhibition Street extension – City Link) and provides quick access to Federation Square.

Federation Square program events take place in venues across the Federation Square precinct:

Access and assistance

All Federation Square venues have disability access and lifts. Hearing loops are available in most of our venues. Please check the individual venue pages through the menu to the right of this page for more information.

For information on AUSLAN interpreted sessions, click here.

For any assistance during the program, please ask one of our volunteers or go to any of our information booths in Federation Square.

If you need help planning your visit, please contact Federation Square’s Melbourne Mobility Centre.

Public toilets

Public toilets are located by the 7-Eleven in Federation Square opposite the Melbourne Visitor Centre and also in the Atrium. An ATM and public phone are located near the 7-Eleven.

Other festival venues

Melbourne Writers Festival will be travelling to Mildura, Wangaratta, Kyneton, and Echuca. Full details can be found on our Regional Tour pages.


View a map of Federation Square (PDF 160KB)

View a map of Melbourne's CBD (PDF 1.55MB)

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Melbourne Writers Festival, 25 Aug 2011 - 04 Sept 2011
Level 1, 176 Lt Lonsdale Street, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne VIC 3000
Box Office: +61 (0)3 9999 1199, T: +61 (0)3 9094 7859, F: +61 (0)3 9650 6467

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