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Call Lifeline's 24 hour crisis line on 13 11 14 for support or dial 000 if life is in danger.
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Help us answer more calls and provide mental health, suicide prevention and crisis support services to all Australians by making a donation today.
Single, one off donations can be made by electronic transfer, cash, credit card, cheque, or money order.
By volunteering for Lifeline not only will you be making a difference to the lives of other Australians who use the Lifeline services, but you’ll also be enriching your own life.
It takes a lot of dedicated people to provide Lifeline's telephone crisis support services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across Australia. Lifeline relies on over 11,000 Volunteers nation wide to support Lifeline's crisis support line, help raise funds, work in retail outlets, or conduct administrative duties.
Lifeline Canberra earns a major part of its funding by selling thousands of donated items at our three Bookfairs. We offer a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, as well as magazines and pamphlets, comic books and atlases, records, CDs and DVDs, games and puzzles.
A limited selection of our rarer, more valuable or collectable items is available for purchase from our online bookstore catalogue.
Becoming a Bookfair Volunteer
If you have an interest in or love for books, this could be a great volunteer opportunity for you.
Contact us if you are interested in helping at the Bookfairs, held three times a year, or at the Bookfair Sorting and Storage Facility - 'the warehouse'.
At the Warehouse
Volunteers are needed all year round for activities which include sorting, pricing and packing books; computer based searches, record keeping and a variety of logistic and support tasks. Contact the Lifeline Canberra Warehouse on 6241 2901 or email us at
At the Bookfairs
Up to 100 volunteers are needed to ensure that each Bookfair runs smoothly. Jobs include setting up tables; moving boxes of books and other sale items; tallying purchases; staffing the cloakroom; assisting with catering to keep volunteer energy levels high; and clearing up at the end of the Bookfair.
Contact the Lifeline Canberra Warehouse on 6241 2901 or email us at