New writers, established writers and aspiring wannabee writers are welcomed at The Sydney Writers’ Room.

The room’s offices are a space where writers of many interests and disciplines mingle. The offices are located in a quiet wing of the building’s fourth floor, providing a respite from the distractions of home, an alternative to the café or the oversubscribed desks of a public library.

From film and television, to novels and poetry, history, journalism and new media. All who labour long at a keyboard agonising over the placement of words can find a home in the Sydney Writers’ Room.

Current members are working on short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction, journalism, scriptwriting, academic theses and poetry.

Applicants do not have to be established writers but ideally should be serious about developing pathways for publication for their work.


There is currently only one category of membership on offer for new members: hot desking.

Hot-Desk Members

Fees: $150 per month, plus a one off moving-in fee of $100 and  returnable key deposit of $100.
Includes: Round-the-clock access to one of our “hot-desks”; your own private locker and Wi-Fi.

Permanent Members

At present, permanent membership is only accessible via joining as a hotdesker and then putting your name on a waiting list for a permanent office.

Fees: $240 per month, plus a one off moving-in fee of $100, and a returnable key deposit of $100.
Includes: Round-the-clock access to your own permanent desk and shelving and Wi-Fi.

Preparing your application

Please include the following in your application:

  • Your desired membership type (hot desker or hot desker with a view to permanent in the future)
  • A concise statement that describes the project/s you intend developing in the Sydney Writers’ Room.
  • A short CV including writing achievements to date.
  • One professional or personal referee.

Please submit your application using our contact page.

Submissions are reviewed weekly.