lifeline bookfest Sunshine coast

When: 4th to 7th October, 2018

Opening times: 8.30am - 4pm

Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina 4575

Cost: Entry is free!


Sort your reading list for the year as you browse hardcovers and paperbacks of all genres, styles and authors, starting at $2 each – all while raising vital funds for Lifeline.

Lose yourself among the mountains of tomes, including children’s books, paperback, hardback, cooking, Australiana and more. For CDs, DVDs and vinyl, please visit the Lifeline Shop Bokarina, only 280 metres from the Lifeline Bookfest.  


  • Free parking onsite and on the street (bus a short walk away)

  • Food and coffee stands available

  • EFTPOS available

  • Please bring your own bags as no bags or trolleys will be available.

Daily prizes of $50 Bookfest vouchers* up for grabs. *Terms and conditions apply.

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 programs for individuals, families and children in crisis.





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Book categories

Animals, Art, Australiana, CDs, Children’s, Comics and Graphic Novels, Cooking, Craft and Hobbies, DVDs, Electronic Games, Entertainment, Hardback Novels, Health and Family, Horror, House and Garden, Large Print, Lego and Teddy Bears, Life Stories, Old and Rare, Paperback Novels, Puzzles and Games (for adults and children), Reference, Religion, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sheet Music, Sport, Travel, True Stories, Vehicles, War, Westerns

Book donations

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

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We couldn’t run our Lifeline Bookfest events without the many, many generous people who put their hand up to help! They help us sort, price, set up, set down and operate the registers – we think they are pretty cool. If this sounds like you, please let us know!

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