Bookfest is back in Rocky!

Lifeline Queensland’s beloved Rockhampton Bookfest is back for another year (with a sneaky little $2 clothing sale along for the ride). Lose yourself in the tables upon tables of pre-loved books and maybe find a last-minute gift for Mother’s Day.

Dive into some great second-hand reads from as little 20 cents each. Whether it’s Australiana, cookbooks or sci-fi, you’re sure to find something to float your boat. Plus, there are DVDs and puzzles. And it’s all for a good cause – funds raised go towards our 13 11 14 Lifeline Crisis Support Line. By purchasing books – and clothes – at Lifeline Bookfest Rockhampton, you are helping us to save lives, and we can’t thank you enough.

Event info

  • When and where

    When: Friday, May 5, to Saturday, May 6, 9am-4pm daily.

    Where: Robert Schwarten Pavilion, Rockhampton Showgrounds, Exhibition Rd, Rockhampton

  • Cost

    Entry is free! Books from 20 cents/ Clothes $2 apiece.

  • What’s on and facilities

    • Cards and cash accepted.
    • Please BYO bags/suitcases etc or purchase a Lifeline bag for $1.
    • Rotary West canteen selling food, as well as cold and hot drinks.
    • Seating areas.

  • Parking and transport

    Free parking available on site. To plan public transport to the event, visit the TransLink website.

  • RSVP on Facebook

    RSVP to our Facebook event for all the latest event information.

  • Bookfest categories

    Art and music; Australiana; biography; cookery; craft / hobbies / pets / gardening; children’s; classics and literature; DVDs; hardback fiction; health and family; history / war and vehicles; humour and new age; magazines; paperback fiction; puzzles; rare books; reference; religion; science / politics; sci-fi; records; sport; travel; true crime; and young adult.

  • Book donations

    Thank you for thinking of us! Please drop your donations at your local Lifeline shop during trading hours, at a Lifeline donation bin, or request a free pick-up:


Lifeline Bookfest Rockhampton

Rockhampton Showgrounds, Exhibition Rd, Rockhampton

Sign up to volunteer

Our Lifeline Bookfests are a lot of fun. From sorting and pricing books to serving our amazing customers, you could be part of a great community of volunteers. Every minute you give helps us support life.

To become a volunteer, visit our Volunteering Portal

Simply follow our three-step sign-up:

  1. Search and select a volunteer activity.
  2. Fill in an application by creating an account.
  3. Scroll down and click Sign Up in the schedule.

If there are no current activities or opportunities that interest you, please sign up to a waiting list or select “Volunteer My Way” to register your interest.

Every dollar you give helps us save lives

Money raised at Lifeline events supports the Lifeline 13 11 14 Crisis Support Line, offering 24/7 suicide prevention and crisis support. If you can’t make an event, why not make a donation?


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