Thank you for your support

Lifeline Bookfest on the Gold Coast is a second-hand book sale, with funds raised going toward our 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 at Lifeline Bookfest Gold Coast, you are helping us to save lives.

Gold Coast 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 for our newsletter for updates on all things Bookfest delivered right to your inbox.

Event info

  • When and where

    Where: Carrara Markets (Events Arena) Cnr Manchester Rd &, Gooding Dr, Carrara QLD 4211

    When: To be advised

  • Cost

    Entry is free.

  • What’s on and facilities

    • Cards and cash accepted.
    • Please BYO bags/suitcases or purchase a $1 Lifeline bag.
    • More than 300 food, variety stalls and attractions at the markets.
    • Free book bag minding! We can look after your books while you browse the rest of the markets; just collect them when you’re ready to go home.
  • Parking and transport

    Carrara Markets has free parking for more than 4,000 cars.

    For public transport users:

    • Catch the G:Link Tram to Broadbeach South Station, then catch a connecting Translink or Surfside bus to Carrara Markets.
    • Catch the train to Nerang Train Station, then catch a connecting Translink or Surfside bus to Carrara Markets.

  • Bookfest categories

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

    Paperback, Hardback, Reference, Health and Wellbeing, Cooking, Childrens, History, Sport, Reference, Religion, Craft and more.

  • Book donations

    Thank you for thinking of us! We will be accepting donations at this event. We also gratefully accept second-hand book donations year-round through our:


Lifeline Bookfest 
Gold Coast

Events Arena, Carrara Markets
Cnr Gooding Drive & Manchester Road

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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