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Bookfair Details


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  • Friday 11 February 9am till 6pm
  • Saturday 12 February 9am till 4pm
  • Sunday 13 February 9am till 4pm

Location: Exhibition Park in Canberra, Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell, ACT, 2911


  • Entry by gold coin donation or tap and go facilities.
  • Cafe and Coffee facilities will be available

Please note under COVID restrictions strict rules will be in place to allow us the best possible bookfair.

  • NO Stock Piling allowed, we don’t have the ability to sit and sort books.
  • No seating at this years Bookfair, due to number restrictions we will be asking people to move through.
  • Limited numbers allowed inside at all times, you my be required to wait, please be patient.
  • Please be respectful and follow the instructions of staff and volunteers.
  • Do NOT attend the bookfair if you are unwell with any cold of flu-like symptoms.
  • Check-in will be required to enter, staff can assist you with this if you do not have the check-in CBR App.
  • All payment types accepted, including cash and eftpos.

We understand these rules are different from our usual bookfairs, unfortunately, these rules need to be in place for the event to go ahead. We cant wait to welcome you back to our Lifeline Canberra bookfair, for any questions please contact us via the contact us page on this site.



Coorong and Budawang Pavilions

COVID-19 Restrictions Update

Check in via the QR code will be mandatory, if you do not have a mobile phone or access to the App please ask our staff as you enter who will check in for you.

Limited numbers will be allowed inside the venue at once, you may be required to wait for entry. We ask you please be patient and kind, we have to follow strict guidelines for the event to go ahead.

If you do have cold or flu symptoms please DO NOT attend, you may be asked to leave the venue if showing signs of illness.

Unfortunately there is there is no seating available at this Bookfair so no stock pilling will be allowed, piles of books will be collected and put back on tables. We will be asking people to move through within reasonable time frames.


Free Parking is available onsite and also at Exhibition Park’s Wells Station Road car park. See parking options on the attached EPIC Site plan.

Mobility access: Accessible parking options are available in front of both entry and exit. Parcel pickup service is also available outside the exit.


Light Rail services run to and from EPIC every 15 minutes on Saturdays & Sundays, with more regular services on weekdays. Customers can use the recently upgraded footpath on the southern side of Flemington Rd (opposite side on the road to EPIC) to walk up to the pedestrian lights to cross over for access to Gate 2 (the main gate with the bus & taxi drop off zone). For more information head to cmet.com.au or the Transport Canberra Journey Planner to plan your trip.

MyWay cards should be tapped on and off at the platforms, or paper tickets can be purchased using cash or payWave at every stop. If passengers are catching the bus, they can use their bus ticket on the Light Rail within the 90 minute transfer period (and same goes for Light Rail paper tickets being used on buses).


After selecting items to purchase, please proceed to the tally tables near the exit. The total cost of your purchase will be calculated here, before you move to the cash registers to pay for you purchase. Payment can be made by cash, credit card (MasterCard or Visa) or EFTPOS. If you need help to move heavy books, please approach one of our friendly volunteers.


Carry-bags are available for purchase for $3 each. We also encourage you to bring your own carry-bags.

Refreshments are available from the EPIC cafe in the Budawang Pavilion from 9am on Friday and Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

EPIC Café will also be opening its doors for patrons waiting outside from 7am on Friday, and 8am on Saturday – serving tea, coffee and breakfast options.


For bulk purchases, please bring your own boxes, bags and trolleys to our bookfairs, we cannot supply them .


Book Donations are always welcome. Donations can be dropped off outside the main entrance of the Coorong Pavilion. Find out more about donating books.

If you would like to volunteer, register your interest here. For new Volunteers on the day come see us at the information desk during the Bookfair.


We understand these rules are different to our usual Epic bookfairs, unfortunately these rules need to be in place for the event to go ahead. We cant wait to welcome you back to our Epic bookfair, for any questions please contact us via the contact us form.

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