Book Fair

Lifeline South Coast's Big Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our recent Big Book Fair fundraising event. We had more than 5,500 people join us in Berkeley which was wonderful. We showcased almost 80,000 books in over 50 categories. 

We raised an incredible $136,985 for Lifeline services in the Illawarra and South Coast including our 24-hour telephone crisis support service on 13 11 14.

Our next Book Fair is happening from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October 2019 at the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley. 


We are grateful for the ongoing support of our amazing volunteers. We simply couldn’t do it without you. From sorting, cleaning, pricing and packing books all year round, to helping out at the event – we appreciate your ongoing support.

If you would like to join the Book Fair event team, or the Book Sorting team at the Wollongong Shop, please download the information and application form from the volunteer page.

Thank you also to our event sponsors:

Media partners:
Wave FM
Prime 7

Gold partners:
Southern.IML Pathology
Illawarra Sports Stadium

Bronze partner:
Snap printing

Donate your books
Books can be donated year round at the Wollongong or Corrimal Lifeline Shops or selected Southern.IML Pathology collection centres Helensburgh to Sussex Inlet.

Selected Wollongong and Shellharbour City Libraries are also acting as collection points.

Upcoming Events

Oct 18

Book Fair – October 2019

October 18 - October 20
Mar 20

Book Fair – March 2020

March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020


For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

If life is in danger, call 000