Bookfest is back in Ipswich!

Attention booklovers! We are once again throwing open the doors of our Lifeline Ipswich warehouse for the massive Lifeline Bookfest Ipswich. We’ll have anything and everything available in the world of second-hand books starting at $2, plus records, CDs, DVDs and computer and console games.

And it’s all for a good cause – funds raised go towards our 13 11 14 Lifeline Crisis Support Line. By purchasing books at Lifeline Bookfest Ipswich, you are helping us to save lives, and we can’t thank you enough.

Event info

  • When and where

    Dates: Friday, March 24, to Sunday, March 26.

    Friday, March 24, 9am-5pm.
    Saturday, March 25, 9am-5pm.
    Sunday, March 26, 9am-4pm.

    Where: Lifeline Ipswich Warehouse, 128 Briggs Rd, Raceview (opposite Briggs Road Sporting Complex).

  • Cost

    Entry is free! Books from $2.

  • What’s on and facilities

    • EFTPOS available.
    • Please BYO bags/suitcases etc or purchase a Lifeline bag for $1.
    • Some trolleys available for free.
    • Sausage sizzle.
    • Coffee van.
  • Parking and transport

    Ample parking available on site and along Briggs Road. 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; CDs; 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; rare books; reference; religion; science / politics; sci-fi; records; sport; travel; true crime; and young adult.

  • Book donations

    Thank you for thinking of us! We will be accepting donations at the event. Otherwise, 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 Ipswich

Where: Lifeline Ipswich Warehouse, 128 Briggs Rd, Raceview

Get directions

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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