Book Fair

Plans are well underway for Lifeline's October 2016 Big Book Fair, taking place at the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley, between 9am and 5pm on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October and between 9am and 4pm on Sunday 9th October.

We aim to have 80,000 books sorted and packed by our hard working volunteers which will be displayed in more than 50 categories. As usual, there will be something there for everyone, no matter what their interest may be: fiction; non-fiction; reference; hobbies; travel; children’s books; art; science; literature; history; biographies; old, rare or just interesting.

Entry is by a gold coin donation and eftpos is available for purchases.

Books can be donated year round at either the Wollongong or Kiama Lifeline Shop, the Lifeline Warehouse (see here for address) or your closest Southern.IML Pathology collection centre (see locations). Selected Wollongong and Shellharbour City Libraries are also acting as collection points.

Would you like to join us as a volunteer? We need people to:

  • Set-up and pack-up the event
  • Provide customer service and information
  • Work on the tally tables (helps if you are good with numbers)
  • Complete exit interviews

If you think you can help, download the information booklet and application form from the volunteer with us page.

We would again like to thank our ongoing sponsors and supporters who continue to provide us quality services, venues, products and benefits all at wonderfully reduced prices or no cost at all. They include:

Media partners:

  • Power FM
  • Prime 7

Gold sponsors:

  • Southern IML Pathology
  • NQX Freight
  • Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

Bronze partners:

  • Snap printing
  • Cleanaway


  • Wollongong City Council Libraries (selected) act as book donation points
  • Shellharbour City Council Libraries (selected) act as book donation points
  • EWSS (Embroidery Work & Safety Supplies)
  • Hydromet

Be there early to grab a bargain!