The residency program at Varuna is the only national residency in Australia dedicated to literature. We host around 160 writers each year, offering an inspirational environment for committed writers from all genres to work undisturbed on their projects.

Residences at Varuna are available through our fellowship programs and through our twice-yearly callout for invited residences. If you are a Varuna alumni, you can apply for a residency via our alumni program.

Fellowships at Varuna

Alumni residencies

Invited residencies – Apply to stay at Varuna

About the house

Residency FAQ