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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 Canberra relies on support from the community to answer the crisis support line, raise funds and run the iconic Bookfair events.


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.



Donating Books and Other Items

Each year, the Lifeline Canberra Bookfair recycles up to 1 million books - many to our Bookfairs, many to other charities, and to paper recycling. Your continuing donations help keep our Telephone Crisis Support Service 13 11 14 available to the community. Thank you.


We accept all clean books (except Readers Digest Condensed books), comics, magazines and pamphlets, encyclopaedias (pre-1940 or the last 20 years only, please), sheet music, maps and atlases, calendars and postcards, stamps and trading cards, records, CDs, DVDs, talking books, puzzles, board games and models, collectable card games, war gaming and miniatures, computer software and games for current and historic operating systems. Materials in languages other than English are welcome.

Please do not bring damaged or soiled items. If possible, if you have more than a few books, please bring them in a container such as a cardboard box or shopping bag.

We now collect Lego! Have you got boxes of Lego collecting dust? You can now donate these to support Lifeline Canberra. If possible, bring Lego directly to the warehouse.


Please drop books off at our warehouse at 40 Heffernan St, Mitchell, ACT (02 6241 2901).

The warehouse is located at the roundabout at the intersection of Heffernan and Brookes Streets, opposite the shopping centre. Entry is via Heffernan Street; drop off is at the back of the carpark. Map

Book donations can also be made at the Lifeline Bookfairs. Click here to find out more


The best times for leaving books at the warehouse, when volunteers will be available to help, are:

  • Weekdays  9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturdays  8:00am - 4:00pm

There is also a shed in the driveway of the warehouse which is open 24/7 for donations.

Large Donations

If you have a large donation from a house or book shop clearance, school or church fete or unwanted school library books, please phone our office on  (02) 6171 6300.


If you have a large donation from a house or book shop clearance, school or church fete or unwanted school library books could you please call the Lifeline Canberra office on (02) 6171 6300.

Lifeline Canberra can arrange for our driver to come and collect all donations between the hours of 7:30am - 12:00pm.

Please note that, while we try to accommodate our valued donors as best we can, it is advisable to ring at least 1 week in advance in order to secure the pickup date that you require.

IMPORTANT: For the safety of yourself and our volunteers please ensure all boxes are not too big or overfilled. The weight of each box should be able to be lifted by one person. For special requirements please explain to the Lifeline Canberra office when booking.

The above information is also detailed in our handy pamphlet that you can print off for reference. If you would like a copy, you can access it at this link.

Other Drop-off Points 

If you would like to drop off books and other items, but are unable to get to our warehouse in Mitchell, you are welcome to use a drop-off point listed below. Please note there is a maximum of three boxes at a time for this drop-off point.

Queanbeyan City Council Library - 6 Rutledge St, Queanbeyan NSW (map)

Please call to arrange a time (usually between 2pm to 4pm) 02 6285 6239.