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The Literature Centre Inc.

Support Literature, Art & Writing Programs for Young People


The Literature Centre (TLC) is a not-for-profit organisation in Fremantle which nurtures quality Australian literature for children and young adults throughout Western Australia, and promotes established and emerging authors and illustrators nationwide.  This end of financial year we need your donation. 

Our ‘Friends of The Literature Centre’ initiative was launched in 2015 to formalise a programme for donors, fundraisers and volunteers passionate about supporting Australian children’s and young adult literature and our country’s authors and illustrators.

We know we can help children and teenagers love to read and write. 

So many children leave our workshops itching to read another book, to want to write or illustrate their own stories, and to apply new skills in the classroom.  How wonderful for them to discover the sheer delight of curling up with a great book or entering the secret world of the author or illustrator.

Our Centre and our range of programmes are unlike anywhere else in Australia.  We are a haven for those interested in children's and young adult literature.  Testimonials from teachers, students, parents, authors and illustrators all indicate the valuable contribution we make in the community, and the profound effect our programmes can have on individuals.  We'd love you to feel a part of this.

We know that Australia’s authors and illustrators depend on us.

"The Literature Centre is not only a valuable resource for students and creators like myself, but an essential cultural hub in the landscape of Australian children’s literature."  Shaun Tan – Multi award-winning Australian author and illustrator

Help us to sustain innovative literature and writing programmes, expand our reach into the regions, nurture our nation's current and emerging authors and illustrators, and preserve our unique centre and resources. We believe our work is worthy of support and we invite you to see our Centre - our galleries, residence (where authors and illustrators stay with us), original picture book exhibitions, archives, bookshop selling only Australian books, and more.

Making a 100% tax-deductible donation to TLC is now easier. 

Credit card payments can be made here via Give Now.  Alternatively, see our website for direct deposit bank account details and our postal address for cheques -

Receipts will be promptly issued for all payments. Our Centre is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient and has Tax Concession Charity status.

We thank you for helping us ensure Australian stories are nestled in the hearts and minds of young people for generations to come!


Help The Literature Centre Inc. to reach their goal of $50,000

$35,904 raised

Contact Details

Old Fremantle Prison Hospital, Corner of Knutsford Street and Hampton Road


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.