To coincide with the International 3 Day Novel Contest, we have another great RWA retreat lined up in Albury, NSW which will take place 1-5 September, 2017.

Type of retreat:

This will be a self-directed retreat in that participants are free to structure their time as they like. Our Retreats Host will put participants in contact with each other before the retreat so they may discuss how they want to spend their retreat. Note that some participants will be taking part in the International 3 Day Novel Contest, so please be mindful of this.


$300 per person for four nights.
Covers accommodation only. Does not include travel, food/beverages, entry to the International 3 Day Novel Contest, or additional costs. Attendees are responsible for these costs.

Please note: There is a 30c booking fee for each registration on checkout.


Check in 4pm Friday, 1 Sep 2017. Check out 11am Tuesday, 5 Sept 2017. This provides three full days of retreat.


Albury, NSW. Albury has an airport, a train station (on the main line between Sydney and Melbourne), and good public transport — taxi and bus.


A large house located in North Albury/Lavington. An exact address will be provided upon booking. The house is a 5-minute drive to local shops and restaurants. It is a 20-minute taxi ride from Albury airport or train station.

Venue features 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, good kitchen, large lounge, outdoor covered area with table, pool. A good range of areas for people to work in. Wireless internet. No smoking inside.

Single storey and minimal steps, so reasonably accessible for participants with restricted mobility.

Maximum number of participants:


Minimum number of participants:


If minimum numbers are not received, then RWA will have to cancel the retreat and refund registration fees.

How to book:

Click here to book

Please note: There is a 30c booking fee for each registration on checkout.

Full payment will be required to reserve your spot. Closing date for bookings is 6pm Tuesday, 22 August 2017.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations must be received no later than 10 days before the event ie. 6pm Tuesday, 22 August 2017. If you wish to cancel, please contact
Late cancellations will incur an administration fee.

International 3 Day Novel Contest:

This annual event is a great way to motivate writers to start that novel they’ve always wanted to write and see how much they can complete in three days. Find out more at Please note that this contest is not associated with RWA, and participants who wish to take part must pay the entry fee (which is additional to the retreat cost) themselves, direct, on the 3 Day Novel Contest site. Also, the contest is purely optional for retreat participants.

Need some motivation to kickstart your writing? Want some quiet time with like-minded writers away from chores and distractions? Book your retreat now!