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Information for people in immediate crisis who need help now!

Call Lifeline's 24 hour crisis line on 13 11 14 for support.

If life is in danger call 000.

Make a donation

Help us answer more calls and provide suicide prevention and crisis support services to all Australians by making a donation today.



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.


Online Bookstore

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.


Stay Connected

Lifeline Canberra Bookfairs

Lifeline Canberra's Bookfairs are the largest gathering of book-lovers in Canberra and they raise a major portion of the funding needed to keep our local 13 11 14 crisis support and suicide prevention service available to the community.

Our Epic Bookfairs offer around 250,000 donated items for sale. We have a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, including rare books and collectables, children's books, textbooks and foreign language books. You'll also find magazines and pamphlets, comics, maps and atlases, talking books, records and CDs, DVDs, games and jigsaws.

Entry to the Lifeline Canberra Bookfairs is by gold coin donation.

You can pay for your purchases with cash, cheque, credit card (Mastercard or Visa) or EFTPOS.




Friday 10 February 2017 9am - 6pm
Saturday 11 February 2017     9am - 5pm
Sunday 12 February 2017 10am - 4pm


EPIC Exhibition Park in Canberra 
Budawang & Coorong Pavilions
Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell (map)


Books, magazines, games, jigsaws, comics, maps, records, CDs, DVDs and more! 

We have some exciting news, traditionally games and puzzles aren't availabe until Saturday however, due to the additional space, games and puzzles will now be on sale from Friday!


Entry is by gold coin donation. Parking is free.

Saturday is Family Day with fun activities for the kids.

You can pay for your purchases with cash, cheque, credit card (Mastercard or Visa) or EFTPOS.


Did you know that around 100 volunteers are needed to ensure the bookfair events run smoothly?

We're currently seeking volunteers to help at the bookfair. 

Roles include helping with the set up, tallying purchases, taking payments, staffing the cloakroom and clearing at the end of each Bookfair. We also need volunteers to put out road signs before the Bookfair and traffic marshals to help direct cars in the parking area.

We have a volunteer break room with tea, coffee, cakes, slices and lunch provided.

If you're interested in helping out, or finding out more, please contact our warehouse volunteer coordinator - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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