COVID lockdown update:

Following the news that Victoria is going into lockdown following the recent Covid19 outbreak, we advise the final weekend of the Queenscliffe Literary Festival will be postponed. Read more about refund and ticketing info here.

COVID-safe gathering

The Queenscliffe Literary Festival has ensured that all events and venues comply with the current COVIDSafe guidelines that apply to events of our type, for the safety of our audience, presenters and volunteers.

The measures implemented include:

  • External doors open during and between events to ensure good ventilation - so dress for the weather
  • Hand sanitiser readily available at hygiene stations
  • Signing-in of those in attendance who have not pre-purchased a ticket on Trybooking
  • Signage throughout venues to promote physical distancing
  • Increased cleaning of all facilities
  • Disinfection of seating and touchpoints after and before each performance
  • Decreased venue capacities in line with current guidelines
  • Encouraging longer audience entry time to avoid crowding
  • Volunteers / committee with distinctive clothing for easy identification
  • Easy refund or transfer of tickets if ticket-holder is unwell with COVID-19/flu-like symptoms

Update 26 May 2021

In the spirit of community safety, we ask that all ticket holders wear masks at each event this weekend, unless they have an exemption.

If you have visited any of the exposure sites listed on the DHHS website please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to organise a refund of your ticket.

The QLF also encourages all visitors to use the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app and to not switch off their phones while at QLF events, but to have them in silent mode or ‘do not disturb’ mode.

If you have ‘flu-like’ symptoms, please do not come to QLF events, but email us to organise a refund or to transfer your ticket: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Check the website for COVID-19 related updates or subscribe so you do not miss any updates.  Any cancellations by QLF will result in refund of ticket price.