Travel Subsidies to Darwin for NT Writers Festival

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NT Writers Festival is excited to announce a new travel subsidy for non-Darwin residents, thanks to generous support from the Regional Arts Fund Tourism Accelerator Program.

This special deal assists those living outside Darwin with the expenses involved in travelling to Darwin to enjoy the NT Writers Festival. Buy an early bird pass to the festival and you can receive $225 in your pocket to cover travel costs and/or a discounted price on three nights accommodation at our accommodation partner Hudsons Apartments in Parap!

Eligibility guidelines:

  1. The Scheme is only available to visitors from towns and communities beyond the Greater Darwin region;
  2. The subsidies cover transport (by plane, bus or train) to the value of $225 and/or a 20% discount on the standard rate of three nights’ accommodation at Hudson Apartments, Parap;
  3. You do not have to accept both forms of subsidy (e.g. you could stay with family members);

Please note: The subsidies do not cover any insurance (you may add insurance at your own expense); The Scheme will operate until funds are expended (we recommend that you make your bookings as soon as possible).

How to apply:

  1. Purchase an Early Bird pass to the festival*
  2. Fill out our online form, attaching your NTWF ticket receipt along with proof of your residential address. Someone will be in touch to let you know if you are a lucky recipient of the travel subsidy and to arrange your discounted accommodation if you intend on staying with Hudsons Apartments!**

Please note: If you plan to receive the accommodation discount you must book this with Hudson Apartments Parap before 31 May.  You may choose to stay longer, but you will need to arrange and pay for this separately.

*After Fri 13 May when the full program goes on sale, the purchase of any festival ticket allows you to be eligible for the travel subsidy.

**If you change your mind after purchasing tickets or are no longer able to attend NTWF 2022, please let us know as soon as possible so we can reallocate your subsidy to someone else. 

To receive your travel subsidy:

  1. Book your airline, train, or bus tickets, keeping the receipts. You can also keep petrol receipts if you drive.
  2. Travel to Darwin and attend NT Writers Festival.
  3. At the conclusion of the festival, complete the ‘Culture Counts’ survey we will send to you.
  4. Upon completion of the survey, send a screenshot of survey completion, your travel/accommodation receipts, and an invoice for $225 to the NT Writers’ Centre.

To receive your accommodation discount:

  1. Fill out the subsidy form below detailing your accommodation preferences with Hudson Apartments
  2. You will be contacted by NTWC staff confirming your reservation and to secure your booking with Hudson Apartments
  3. Your discount will be applied through Hudson Apartments

Please note: We will take up to 3 weeks to process your invoice.

The Ts+Cs when Buying Early Bird Pass: You will need to send us proof of your home address and NTWF ticket receipt, as well as keep travel receipts and send them to us at the conclusion of the festival.

Buy your early bird All Talk pass here

Submit your travel subsidy form here

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