Frequently Asked Questions


General information: Voices on the Coast is a youth literature festival, located on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The festival is made up of two student days held at USC plus a number of additional community events aimed at adults, emerging writers and readers held across the Sunshine Coast.


The student days are targeted towards students from Year 4 to Year 12 with over 150 talks and workshops over the two days. Authors and illustrators from across Australia are invited to talk and workshop with students. The student days are also open to adults and individuals. You do not have to be part of a school group to participate. Everybody is welcome!


The festival is presented by Immanuel Lutheran College and USC.


Booking Information: Tickets are $8.00 for talks and $15.00 per workshop. Please check the information for prices on community events. All people attending events require a ticket, including accompanying teachers. Tickets will be issued as either a Print at Home ticket (one ticket per page) or a Confirmation Email listing all tickets on one page.  Tickets or the email confirmation will be emailed to you; these are to be shown at each venue for entry.


There are no refunds or exchanges once tickets are processed.



Reservations: Tickets can be reserved up to 14 days without payment. Full payment must be made before tickets will be issued. If tickets are not paid within 14 days of the booking they will be released. Booking forms should be posted to the Voices on the Coast office if you wish to reserve tickets or contact the Voices on the Coast office via telephone or email.


Photography Permission: A photographer will be in attendance at the festival, the purchase of a ticket implies permission to use the photos for archival and marketing purposes



Venues and Room Schedules


Room Schedules:

Venue Allocation and USC Map, please click day below for a list of sessions and their venues on the day.

The room schedule and map will be emailed to all ticket holders, in addition it will also be on the website and copies will be available at the festival.


USC: The two student days on Thursday 19 July and Friday 20 July 2018 are to be held at:


Sippy Downs Drive

Sippy Downs


Driving and parking on campus: USC is a regulated parking area,  Monday to Friday 8.00am-6.00pm

$5 for more than 4 hours  -  $3 for 4 hours or less

Free parking is available adjacent to the campus in the allocated parking area.

It is recommended that parking is prepaid via the University website:



Full details regarding transport to USC and parking on campus is accessible below:



Charter Buses at USC – it is recommended that buses use the Transit Centre - Platform 3 to drop off and pick up children. The Transit Centre is accessed via the Greenlink at the end of Scholars Way off University Way. Bus parking is available in the free carpark on Claymore Road. There is no other bus parking on campus.



Water: Bottled water is no longer available for purchase from the USC campus. However,  there are a number of water station on-site to refill water bottles. It is highly recommended that attendees bring their own water bottles.

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