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Bookfair

We will update this page as soon as we announce our next Bookfair dates in 2021.

Lifeline Canberra’s Bookfairs raise a major portion of the funding needed to keep our local crisis support service running.

Our Bookfairs are the largest gathering of book-lovers in Canberra.

Below is some of the locations where we have held our bookfairs. Please be sure to keep an eye on our social media and events page for the next Bookfair dates. 

 

Northside Bookfairs

Thoroughbred Park, Canberra
1 Randwick Rd, Lyneham

PARKING

General admission car parking is available on course. CLICK HERE for more information.

Accessible parking options are available to the public. Please note to park in these spaces you must have an Australian Parking Disability Permit. CLICK HERE for more information.

TRANSPORT

Light Rail services run to and from EPIC every 15 minutes on Saturdays & Sundays, with more regular services on weekdays. The Light Rail stop is located on Flemington Road, approx 500m from the entry to the course. For more information head to cmet.com.au or the Transport Canberra Journey Planner to plan your trip.

MyWay cards should be tapped on and off at the platforms, or paper tickets can be purchased using cash or payWave at every stop. If passengers are catching the bus, they can use their bus ticket on the Light Rail within the 90 minute transfer period (and same goes for Light Rail paper tickets being used on buses).

SHOPPING & PAYMENT OPTIONS

After selecting items to purchase, please proceed to the tally tables near the exit. The total cost of your purchase will be calculated here, before you move to the cash registers to pay for you purchase. Payment can be made by cash, credit card (MasterCard or Visa) or EFTPOS. If you need help to move heavy books, please approach one of our friendly volunteers.

CAFÉ

There is a canteen in the venue which will be open during Bookfair opening hours from Thursday through Sunday. There is also a coffee nook that will be open from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Thursday until Sunday serving warm drinks.

DONATIONS

We will be accepting donations at this Bookfair. However if you have a large amount of donations can you please drop them directly to our Mitchell Warehouse, which is only down the road from Thoroughbred Park. CLICK HERE for more information. Our Mitchell Warehouse will be open for donation drop offs the same hours as the Bookfair – Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

BULK PURCHASES

There will be a designated area for bulk tally and storage at this fair. Please bring your own boxes, bags and trolleys to our bookfairs, we cannot supply them.

PARCEL PICKUP

Park your car far away and have purchased too many books? That’s okay, we will have a dedicated parcel pickup area whereby you can take your purchases to the volunteers that are manning this area, collect your car and the volunteers can assist to load your goods. CLICK HERE for more information.

DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS

Book Donations are always welcome. Donations can be dropped off outside the main entrance please follow the signs. Find out more about donating books.

If you would like to volunteer, register your interest here. For new Volunteers on the day come see us at the information desk during the Bookfair.

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)
Cnr Flemington Road & Northbourne Ave, Mitchell

Coorong and Budawang Pavilions

PARKING

Free Parking is available onsite and also at Exhibition Park’s Wells Station Road car park. See parking options on the attached EPIC Site plan.

Mobility access: Accessible parking options are available in front of both entry and exit. Parcel pickup service is also available outside the exit.

TRANSPORT

Light Rail services run to and from EPIC every 15 minutes on Saturdays & Sundays, with more regular services on weekdays. Customers can use the recently upgraded footpath on the southern side of Flemington Rd (opposite side on the road to EPIC) to walk up to the pedestrian lights to cross over for access to Gate 2 (the main gate with the bus & taxi drop off zone). For more information head to cmet.com.au or the Transport Canberra Journey Planner to plan your trip.

MyWay cards should be tapped on and off at the platforms, or paper tickets can be purchased using cash or payWave at every stop. If passengers are catching the bus, they can use their bus ticket on the Light Rail within the 90 minute transfer period (and same goes for Light Rail paper tickets being used on buses).

SHOPPING & PAYMENT OPTIONS

After selecting items to purchase, please proceed to the tally tables near the exit. The total cost of your purchase will be calculated here, before you move to the cash registers to pay for you purchase. Payment can be made by cash, credit card (MasterCard or Visa) or EFTPOS. If you need help to move heavy books, please approach one of our friendly volunteers.

ON THE DAY

Carry-bags are available for purchase for $3 each. We also encourage you to bring your own carry-bags.

Refreshments are available from the EPIC cafe in the Budawang Pavilion from 9am on Friday and Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

EPIC Café will also be opening its doors for patrons waiting outside from 7am on Friday, and 8am on Saturday – serving tea, coffee and breakfast options.

BULK PURCHASES

For bulk purchases, please bring your own boxes, bags and trolleys to our bookfairs, we cannot supply them .

DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS

Book Donations are always welcome. Donations can be dropped off outside the main entrance of the Coorong Pavilion. Find out more about donating books.

If you would like to volunteer, register your interest here. For new Volunteers on the day come see us at the information desk during the Bookfair.

 

 

Southside Bookfairs

Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium
7 Pitman Street, Greenway

PARKING

Free Parking is available at the venue and across the road at South Point Shopping Centre.

TRANSPORT

Bus services run to and from the venue. Visit the Transport Canberra website for routes and times.

SHOPPING & PAYMENT OPTIONS

After selecting items to purchase, please proceed to the tally tables near the exit. The total cost of your purchase will be calculated here, before you move to the cash registers to pay for you purchase. Payment can be made by cash, credit card (MasterCard or Visa) or EFTPOS. If you need help to move heavy books, please approach one of our friendly volunteers.

ON THE DAY

Carry-bags are available for purchase for $3 each. We also encourage you to bring your own carry-bags.

BULK PURCHASES

For bulk purchases, please bring your own boxes, bags and trolleys to our bookfairs, we cannot supply them .

VOLUNTEERS

If you would like to volunteer, register your interest here. For new Volunteers on the day come see us at the information desk during the Bookfair.

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