Whitsunday Voices Workpac Literary Dinner

Whitsunday Voices Workpac Literary Dinner


MECC is operating at 100% capacity and following a COVID Safe plan approved by Queensland Health. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill in their details and those of their guests prior to visiting The MECC. The wellbeing of all visitors, artists and staff is our priority.

Before purchasing tickets, please read the Covid Safe Terms & Conditions which are in addition to the regular MECC Terms & Conditions of sale.

Pre-drinks available from 6pm

Doors to the Hall open from 6.30pm

A signature event on Mackay’s calendar, the popular Whitsunday Voices Workpac Literary Dinner returns for another memorable evening to celebrate the wind-up of the 2021 Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival.

Enjoy a delightful three course dinner, meet and mingle with this year’s festival presenters in a relaxed environment, and be captivated by this year’s keynote speaker, Saroo Brierley. Saroo’s remarkable story made headlines across the world when at the tender age of 5 he was separated from his family in India, and eventually adopted by an Australian family. Determined to reunite with his mother, he found his hometown via Google Earth, 25 years later.

Captured in his international best-selling autobiography ‘A Long Way Home’ and the award-winning film ‘Lion’, Saroo’s story is a moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against all odds.

PLUS! Dance the night away to a live band playing your favourite tunes!

Please note: This is an 18+ event. ID required for service of alcohol.

Please note: Ticket sales cut off 12pm Friday 9 July 2021. Dietary requirements required at time of purchase.

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.


Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.

Companion Cards
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.

Purchase Tickets

16 July, 2021
06:30 pm
MECC Plenary Halls
$150 Admission 18+

$2.60 Phone Administration Fee

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no paper tickets will be printed at any time. Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.