Tickets are sold in the expectation that the purchaser intends to attend the ticketed event or session. Tickets, once purchased, are non-refundable unless the individual event or session is cancelled.
If a ticket is selected, but payment via Trybooking is not made, HNSA reserves the right to cancel that ticket to release it to another potential attendee.
Receipt of a confirmation email from Trybooking constitutes confirmation that the ticket has been validly issued.
HNSA reserves the right to revise the times of sessions in the Friday Craft & Publishing program. Ticket holders will be notified of the change, and if unable to attend at the revised time, will have their money refunded on request. Any revisions to times will be updated on the website.
HNSA reserves the right to revise the times of plenary sessions and panels within the Weekend program and Academic stream, and the times of the Historical Re-enactments. Any revisions to times will be updated on the website. No refunds will be made if unable to attend at the revised time.
If you have any queries about an event or the terms & conditions under which tickets are being sold, please Contact us.
Tickets to the Weekend Conference
Purchase of an ‘Early Bird Weekend’, ‘Full Price Weekend’, ‘Student Weekend’ or ‘Concession Weekend’ ticket entitles the ticketholder to the following inclusions at the Western Sydney University Paramatta Campus, Sydney on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2019:
- Plenary sessions and all panels conducted in Stream 1 and Stream 2
- Morning/afternoon tea and lunch
- Access to designated breakout areas, book shop and book signing areas
Purchase of the ‘Saturday Day Only’ or ‘Sunday Day Only’ tickets provides the same access as the above ticket types, but for the specified day only.
‘Early Bird Weekend’ and ‘Student Weekend’. The HNSA Committee reserves the right to:
- Vary the cut-off date of the ‘Early Bird’ period.
- Vary the number of tickets being sold as ‘Early Bird’ and ‘Student Weekend’.
‘Full Price Weekend’ is defined as the standard ticket type to the conference.
‘Concession Weekend’ and ‘Student Weekend’ tickets are sold to individuals who conform to the following conditions:
- ‘Concession Weekend’ is defined as a ticket sold to an individual who holds a valid concession card (Refer to the Department of Human Services website for a list of recognised concession card types). Proof must be produced at the Registration desk when registering at the Conference. Otherwise, the Full Price Weekend Ticket price will be charged instead.
- ‘Student Weekend’ is defined as a ticket sold to a school student or undergraduate/post graduate student of a tertiary institution. Proof must be produced at the Registration desk when registering at the Conference. Otherwise, the Full Price Weekend Ticket price will be paid.
Purchase of the above ticket types excludes access to the Conference Dinner, Workshops, Manuscript Assessments, Research & Writing Masterclasses, Academic Stream, Historical Re-enactments & Weapons and entry to First Pages Pitch and Short Story Competition.
Those events and sessions require purchase/booking of the appropriate ticket.
Conference Dinner Tickets
Tickets are sold separately to the Conference Dinner. A holder of a ticket to the Weekend Conference is not automatically entitled to attend the dinner.
- ‘Conference Dinner’ entitles the ticket holder to attend the conference dinner on Saturday 26 October 2019. Details are on the Conference Dinner page.
- All seats at the conference dinner will be unallocated, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis at the dinner venue.
- Our shuttle bus from campus to restaurant is free, but you need to book a seat.
Tickets to Workshops, Manuscript Assessments and Research & Writing Masterclasses
The sessions in the Friday Craft & Publishing Program are defined as Workshops, Manuscript Assessments and Research & Writing Masterclasses
Tickets are sold separately to the Friday Craft & Publishing Program sessions. No ticket to the Weekend Conference is required as a prerequisite.
Pages Pitch Contest and The ARA HNSA Short Story Contest Entries
To purchase a ticket for a contest, the ticket holder MUST also purchase a ticket to the Weekend Conference (whether Full Price Weekend Program, Early Bird Weekend Program, Concession Weekend or Student Weekend) or a conference Day ticket.
HNSA reserves the right to refuse an entry to The ARA HNSA Short Story Contest or the First Pages Pitch Contest if the entrant does not purchase an appropriate Weekend conference ticket or conference Day ticket. The entry fee is non-refundable.
Presenters will be granted a free Sunday Day ticket to present their papers.
General admission to the Academic stream requires booking an Academic Stream ticket AND purchase of a Weekend Conference ticket or Sunday Day ticket. Due to limited seating capacity, places must be booked via the Trybooking system until all available spaces are taken.
Historical re-enactments & weapons
General admission to Historical Re-enactments & Weapons sessions requires booking a ticket to the relevant Historical Re-enactments &Weapons session AND purchase of a Weekend Conference ticket or relevant Conference Day ticket. Due to limited seating capacity, places must be booked via the Trybooking system until all available spaces are taken.
See more information about the 2019 Program here.
Read more about ticket details and FAQs here.