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. Among those benefits are:

  • discounts to workshops and other events
  • opportunities to meet up with likeminded writers and participate in writing-related activities
  • our regular eNews letter with BW news and opportunities
  • a discount at Collins Booksellers in Bridge Mall. (See below)

Membership fees
$30 waged
$20 concession (includes seniors, students, interstate)
$10 junior (12-17 years)
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 2021, you would have membership through to May 1, 2022).

Become a member
Online – the quickest way to become a member is to join online.
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Post – print the membership form below and post with your payment.
BW Membership Form

Sponsors
Ballarat Writers is grateful for the support of Collins Booksellers and the ABC Centre in Bridge Mall, which offers a 10% discount to our members. Present your current Ballarat Writers membership card to receive your discount.

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.