Alumni residencies  


Varuna Alumni members are welcome to apply to stay at Varuna at any time. Each year we make up to 45 places available for our alumni. The cost of an alumni residency is $750 per week. 

To find out what dates are currently available for alumni, or to go on a waiting list, please email

Mentoring during a residency

Writers often book a Writer Conversation to have a one-on-one consultation with Dr Carol Major during their residency - click here for details. See also Writer Development for an overview of the consultation service that Varuna offers.

To read about the benefits of Alumni membership, click here.