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Thank you for your support

The Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane is a second-hand book sale, with funds raised going toward our 24-hour 13 11 14 Lifeline Crisis Support Line. We would like to extend a big thank you to all the Bookfestians who attended our previous event! By purchasing second-hand books, you are helping us save lives.

Brisbane Bookfest will be back with more quality, second-hand books for sale! Stay tuned to this page – it will be updated with more details closer to the date. You can also sign up to our newsletter for updates on all things Bookfest delivered right to your inbox.

Event info

  • When and where

    To be advised

  • What's on and facilities

    To be advised

  • Floorplan

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  • COVID-safe guidelines

    To be advised

  • Parking and transport

    Getting to BCEC

    The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has two entrances, one on Grey Street and our main entrance on the corner of Merivale & Glenelg Streets.


    Walking to the Centre

    BCEC is a short stroll across from the Brisbane CBD connected by Victoria Bridge. Hotels, restaurants and bars, South Bank beach and its parklands are all within walking distance from BCEC.



    BCEC provides undercover parking for up to 1500 vehicles. The car park has direct lift access to the Centre’s multiple convention floors and exhibition facilities. Car parks 2 and 3 are best for Exhibition Halls (Bookfest is in Halls 3 and 4).


    Public Transport

    Getting to BCEC via public transport is easy and efficient with bus, ferry and train options available. More information about planning your journey via public transport can be found on the TransLink website.



    South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street or South Bank Railway Station are the most convenient stations to the BCEC.


    Bus services

    The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets are closest to BCEC.


    City Cat and ferries

    CityCats operate every day and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.



    Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Centre on Merivale Street and a taxi drop off located at the Convention Centre Grey Street entrance.

  • RSVP on Facebook

    Stay tuned for Facebook event updates.

  • Bookfest categories

    We have heaps of second-hand books, covering such genres as:

    Animals; art and music; Australiana; biography; children’s books; computers; cooking; economics; gardening; hardback fiction; health; history; hobbies; humour and oddities; languages other than English; literature and classics; magazines; paperback fiction; Penguins and Pelicans; philosophy; reference; religion; science; science fiction; sociology; sport; textbooks; travel; and vehicles and war craft.


Lifeline Bookfest

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale Street & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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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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