Sydney Festival

We're excited to announce our inaugural event in Sydney, Australia this year!

View a PDF version of the program here

What

Book Fair Australia presents a literary festival that celebrates stories of all genres. The weekend will be jam packed with activities including:

  • meet your favourite Australian Authors;
  • children's corner and activities;
  • Dungeons & Dragons;
  • a plethora of workshops;
  • cool stuff from local businesses;
  • raffles for fun giveaways;
  • panels and talks; and
  • make new friends!

When

26th - 27th November 2022, 10AM - 6PM

Where

Exhibition Hall 5 - 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

We welcome traditionally and independently published authors alike to share their diverse range through dedicated stalls, discussion panels, workshops and more. A thrilling weekend fit for any book lover, come by with friends and family to get your books signed and explore a world of storytelling right in Sydney.

The team at Book Fair Australia commit ourselves to bringing the fun back into a timeless hobby through engaging with local authors, focusing on our love for books, and connecting readers and writers.

Children's corner

A dedicated children's section will include free face painting, fun workshops and storytelling sessions.

Cosplay parades

Book Fair Australia not only celebrates books, but we also love pop culture and invite you to join our Cosplay Parades during the weekend. Take this chance to put on your best head gear and get together your most snazzy custom outfits to show off your hard work.

Whether it’s your first cosplay or your tenth one, cosplayers of all ages can take part in our Adult Cosplay Parade on Saturday or Children Cosplay Parade on Sunday. Even if you’re attending on a day other than your designated parade, we’d still love to see your designs.

DnD 1 shot campaigns

Become immersed in worlds of magical creatures and gripping adventures through our Dungeons and Dragons campaigns run throughout the weekend. You can watch the action of ongoing sessions or take a seat as a party is about to depart on their quest. Roleplayers of all experience levels are encouraged to join and bring their best voices, or choices, to the table.

Raffle giveaway

During the weekend, we will be running afternoon raffles each day. Some of our exhibitors will be donating books, swag and other cool items for this raffle. But to tell you too many details now would spoil the surprise! There are multiple prize bundles to be won every day.

80% proceeds of the raffle will be donated to World Literacy Foundation (Australia).

For a detailed list of our exhibitors, please visit our Exhibitors page.

We respectfully acknowledge that Book Fair Australia takes place on the traditional lands of the Wangal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

Day 1 - Saturday

adult - saturday

$27.08

$25 ticket + $2.08 fees
  • - 1x full day access for Saturday
  • - 1x $5 voucher to spend at any stall or booth

child - saturday

$6.20

$5 ticket + $1.20 fees
  • - 1x full day access for Saturday
  • - 1x $5 voucher to spend at any stall or booth

Day 2 - Sunday

adult - sunday

$27.08

$25 ticket + $2.08 fees
  • - 1x full day access for Sunday
  • - 1x $5 voucher to spend at any stall or booth

child - sunday

$6.20

$5 ticket + $1.20 fees
  • - 1x full day access for Sunday
  • - 1x $5 voucher to spend at any stall or booth

Weekend Pass

VIP - weekend

$105.38

$100 ticket + $5.38 fees
  • - Full access for the entire weekend
  • - 8x $5 vouchers to spend at any stall or booth
  • - Skip the queue and get right into the action
  • - 20 raffle tickets for hourly book raffle
  • - Reserved VIP seating for panels
  • - Pre-submitted questions for panellists

adult - weekend

$47.96

$45 ticket + $2.96 fees
  • - Full access for the entire weekend
  • - 2x $5 vouchers to spend at any stall or booth

child - weekend

$11.42

$10 ticket + $1.42 fees
  • - Full access for the entire weekend
  • - 2x $5 vouchers to spend at any stall or booth

Additional information

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Children older than 12 are required to purchase an adult ticket.
  • Children 0-12 years and must be accompanied by an adult with valid adult ticket.
  • Day passes are only valid for the day listed on the ticket.