Information for visitors



Parking and bus drop-off points

Parking on both campuses is extremely limited. You are strongly encouraged to take public transport. Wahroonga train station is a very short walk to both campuses. Please check our school campus maps for drop-off points if required.

Check your location

Final venue allocation is determined according to the number of tickets purchased for each session. Be aware that Abbotsleigh has two campuses and that sessions are spread across both. You can download maps of the Junior School campus and Senior School campus below. 


On the day

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your session’s scheduled time. This will allow time to visit author signings, to purchase books and locate session venues.

Photography and videography permissions

The Abbotsleigh Literary Festival will be photographing and recording sessions throughout the event. These are for archival and marketing purposes and purchase of a ticket implies permission to use the photos for these purposes.


Supervision policy

All students must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times while on campus. Accompanying staff/adults will have duty of care for their students while visiting the Abbotsleigh Literary Festival.


Food and drink

There will be food and drink available for purchase on the Senior School campus.


Festival bookshops

There will be bookshops on both campuses during the Festival, with books by the authors and illustrators available for purchase. At the end of each session, speakers will be available for book signings.


Insurance information

Abbotsleigh follows a comprehensive risk management program. As such, the campus is as safe as is reasonably practicable. Visiting schools are reminded of their responsibility to conduct their own risk assessment and to mitigate risks that are reasonably foreseeable. This may involve a representative of the school visiting Abbotsleigh prior to an event to identify and assess hazards and associated risks.

Wheelchair access

There is selected wheelchair access to some, but not all, of the school campus locations used throughout the Literary Festival. If wheelchair access is required, please check with the Head of Library Bronwyn Foxall  ph: 02 9473 7774 regarding your session. 


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