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The Literature Centre Inc.

Support Australian Literature & Arts Education for Children


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.  Now more than ever, 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 our industry and Australia's extraordinary Authors and Illustrators.  

We know Australian 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 for children, expand our reach into regional areas, nurture current and emerging authors and illustrators, and preserve our unique centre and resources. We believe our tireless work since 1993 is worthy of support and we invite donors to experience our Centre - our galleries, residence (where authors and illustrators stay with us), original picture book exhibitions, archives, bookshop selling only Australian books, and more.  In 2021, one of our focus areas is on continued employment opportunities for vulnerable authors and illustrators who have had their incomes significantly impacted by reduced school workshops, festival appearances and public events. 

We know our progammes 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.  For teachers who book our workshops, they see their students interacting with the original artwork and process material of picture books, witness an enhancement and broadening of students' visual literacy, development of inferential comprehension, and more.  We conduct workshops at our Centre or we can travel to schools anywhere in WA to work with one or multiple classes (Pre-Primary to Year 12).

The Literature Centre is unlike any other organisation in Australia.  We are a haven for those interested in Australian 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.  Making a 100% tax-deductible donation to us is easy!

Credit card payments can be made here via GiveNow (as well as recurring donation direct debits from bank accounts).  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 a love of literature and a keen interest in Australian stories is instilled in the hearts and minds of young people for generations to come.


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.