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Giving books is a great way of helping out the community, donations of books that can be distributed to those in need, or sold in opportunity shops can make a great difference to an individual or organisation. has compiled the following register of places and organisations where you can donate your unwanted, good quality furniture. Click on your state below to find a local organisation you can donate to.



Aboriginal Literacy Foundation

About:The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation believes that positive and practical change to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people starts with literacy and numeracy. As a result they greatly appreciate donations of Children’s Books.



ADRA Australia

About:ADRA Op Shops totally rely on donated goods and are predominantly staffed by volunteers. Funds raised from ADRA Op Shops are used to fund a range of local ADRA community projects such as women refuges, at-risk youth intervention, drug and alcohol counselling as well as literacy and job skill training. To locate your nearest ADRA Op Shop please refer to their website



Books for Lesotho Inc.

About:We send suitable books in English to the Kingdom of Lesotho, Africa, to establish libraries in primary and secondary/high schools. We have to be fussy about what we accept; detail are found at: Suitable Books for Lesotho. The aim is to encourage reading for pleasure but much more is achieved as evidenced through testimonials we receive.

Where/How to donate books:Currently we only have a physical presence in South Australia. However, we welcome deliveries from anywhere. Deliveries can be arranged through our “Contact Us” Form.

Phone: 0418 877 112
Website: http://


Brotherhood Books (Victoria)

About:Brotherhood Books an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence to encourage the recycling of high quality books and to contribute funds to the Brotherhood’s charitable operations. To donate your book simply drop them off at one off one of the community stores located across Victoria.



Bus of Books

About: Bus of Books is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing young people in rural and disadvantaged communities within Australia with resources and programs to read and succeed. Before donating your pre loved books please refer to their guidelines .
To donate your pre loved books simply post them to:
Attn: Bus of Books Community Project

27 Mars Road, LANE COVE NSW 2066.
Please include a note with your contact details so we can thank you for your support.

Online Contact Form:


Embrace Education

About: Students we work with are often in need of high-school textbooks and study guides. Due to limited storage space, we cannot accept all textbooks which we are offered. Please see our website for information about the sorts of books and study guides we are currently accepting. Used Cambridge Checkpoints books are always in high-demand!

If you have any items to donate please send an e-mail to Be sure to include in the e-mail your name, what items you have to donate, your suburb, and a contact number. All details will be kept entirely confidential.




About: GIVIT will find a worthy recipient for your good quality items including clothing and furniture and match it with a recipient in need. Items are given directly to those in need, via 580 trusted charities



Lifeline Australia

About: What happens with your donation? Lifeline Centres raise up to 80% of their annual operating costs from fundraising and retail activities. The goods that you donate are resold in Lifeline Stores to raise funds to operate services such as the 24-hour telephone counselling line and other community programs.

Check LifeLine to find out where your local material drop off points are, to access contact numbers for collection of materials and to locate a Lifeline bin near you.


Modbury Hospital Foundation (South Australia)

About: Books are sold on our regular trading tables to raise funds for the Hospital. Books are sold within our Gift Shop at reduced price, providing resources to Hospital patients and families. To arrange for collection, please contact Modbury Hospital Foundation directly on 08 8161 2626. Or you can drop your books into the Gift Shop at Modbury Hospital.



Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of South Australia (OARS SA)

About: Our Adelaide stores are located in Pt. Adelaide, Woodville, Christies Beach and Elizabeth North, as well as Angaston in the Barossa Valley. You can donate books to your local store directly during store opening times, or fill in the goods donation form. Book donations are distributed to the Op Shops, with the majority going to the Christies Beach and Elizabeth North Book Exchanges. The Op Shops provide the community with a source of good quality second-hand books at very reasonable prices. Funds raised by the Op Shops help to assist our programs.

Phone: 08 8218 0700


St Vincent de Paul Society

About: Families in need are given books free of charge while surplus items are sold at Centres to support our activities. You can drop in your books to your local St Vinnies Centre.



The Footpath Library

About:The Footpath Library gives books to homeless people so they can experience the benefits and pleasure of reading.  Our volunteers help us distribute books to libraries in over 100 hostels as well as mobile libraries taking mind food directly to the streets. We currently have branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.  Please see our book donation guidelines here.



UnitingCare Community (Queensland)

About: UnitingCare Community provides many important services to Queenslanders within key service areas such as individual and community support; children and families; older persons; disability; inclusion support; and childcare. In Queensland, UnitingCare Community also provides Lifeline services including, telephone crisis support, suicide bereavement and community recovery. These services are funded by sales of second-hand goods including books. Please contact us to find the location of your nearest Lifeline shop where you can drop off your donated items.

Phone: (07) 3632 1010


World Vision

About: The majority of goods accepted are high quality items in good condition, if not brand-new, and in large quantities. In the communities we work in, there is high demand and need for goods such as textbooks and stationary.

In order for World Vision to keep any unnecessary shipping or handling costs to a minimum, we can only accept goods which fulfil a specific need in a community and which the community is able to use.

Please call World Vision's friendly service team on 13 32 40 or Email to confirm that they can accept your donation.




Zonta House Refuge Association

Where/ How you can Donate: To arrange for collection anywhere in Perth, please contact us. Your donation of any of the following items will be greatly appreciated: Furniture; White goods; Books; Household goods; Bric-a-brac; Clothing; Toys; Blankets; Childrens Books, Food (non perishable)-not past the expiry date please. All donations must be of decent quality.

What happens with your donation: Women and families in need around Perth are given these items free of charge through our “Start Over Support” service. The women and families we work with have come through a major crisis (Domestic violence, Homelessness and Mental Health) and are now in transitional and permanent housing but have little to no money to fit out their house to make it a home. We give them the “start over support” they really need.

Phone: (08) 6189 2953
Fax: (08) 9364 8295
Address: PO Box 473 Belmont WA 6984


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Local Libraries

If you haven't found a group here in your area, you could also talk to your local library about donating your unwanted books to them - they will often gladly take them off your hands.


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