lifeline bookfest MACKAY

When: 5 - 8 July,
9am to 4pm

Where: Paxton Markets, 
River Street, Mackay QLD 

Cost: Entry is free; books can be purchased with cash or via EFTPOS


Stock up on great reads from as little as $1, plus women’s clothing from $2 apiece and kids’ clothing from $1 apiece

Children’s books are available at 10 for $2, and there are also CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles to explore.


  • Sausage sizzle and drinks for sale.
  • ATM close by.
  • No trolleys, but some baskets available.
  • Bring your own bags – or purchase an environmentally friendly bag ($1).
  • Wheelchair access via ramp at side of building.


Parking and transport

  • Free parking on site

The cause

Money raised at Bookfest supports the 24-hour Lifeline 13 11 14 Crisis Support Line. This life-saving service offers suicide prevention and bereavement support over the telephone, as well as family and crisis support – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Money raised also supports UnitingCare Community programs for individuals, families and children in crisis.

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Book categories

Alternative, Atlases, Australiana, Autobiographies and Biographies, Children’s, Cooking, Crafts, Dictionaries, DIY, Exercise/Diet/Health, Fantasy, Gardening, History, Hobbies, Humour, Maternity, Mills and Boon, Non-Fiction, Planes/Trains/Cars, Poetry, Reader’s Digest, Religion, Science Fiction, Sports, Textbooks, Travel, War, Wildlife, Witchcraft/Dreams/Tarot

Book donations

We would be delighted to accept your donation! Thanks so much for thinking of us.

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