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Western Australia

Save the Children was established in Western Australia in 1946 when we collected 20,000 garments and woollen blankets to help refugee children after World War II.

Supporting children in Western Australia

From the Pilbara to Perth, you can support West Australian children whilst having fun and meeting other great people committed to making the world a more just place for our future generations. You can volunteer to be part of one of our eight member branches around regional and metro WA, run a book sale or take part in a fun run.

You'll be helping Save the Children reach Western Australian children with early education, youth activities and family support.

Our programs in Western Australia reflect the breadth and diversity of the state, from the Kimberley and the Pilbara to Perth. We are committed to supporting children and young people in some of the most remote and disadvantaged communities. We tackle issues at a community level and our work is focused on early childhood development, youth engagement and family support.

Save the Children Book Sales 

For over 50 years the University of Western Australia has held its annual book sale to raise funds for Save the Children. Thanks to the generosity of volunteers from our UWA branch and many others offering up their second hand goods, thousands of donated books are available at bargain prices with all proceeds going to support children in Western Australia and around the world. Find out more about the annual book sale and other fundraising activities in our Events information.

Our branches

Contact the Western Australian office:

The Western Australian branches of Save the Children provide us with significant fundraising and volunteer support throughout the year.

From Mahjong and Bridge days, to book sales and cake stalls, our branches work tirelessly to raise vital funds to support Save the Children.

We have eight branches in Western Australia, including regional and metropolitan locations right across the state.

  • Albany-Stirling Range Branch

  • Bridgetown Branch

  • Claremont Branch

  • Hills Branch

  • Mandurah Branch

  • Northern Suburbs Branch

  • South of the River Branch

  • University Branch

We also run op shops and host a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.

1074 Hay Street, West Perth, WA 6005
Phone: +61 8 9267 3900


Book sales

Each year we hold secondhand book sales to raise funds to support programs in Perth and overseas. 

Western Australia Book Sales 2019

Save the Children Summer Book Sale UWA
Saturday 9th February: 10-4pm
Sunday 10th February: 10-4pm
Hackett Café, University of Western Australia, Stirling Highway, Crawley

Joondalup Book Sale
Saturday 27th April: 9-4pm
Sunday 28th April: 9-1pm
HBF Arena, Kennedya Dr, Joondalup

South of River Branch  Book Sale
Saturday 6th July: 9-4pm
Sunday 7th July: 9-1pm
Milford Book Depot, unit 8-18 Milford St, East Vic Park

University of WA Book Sale
Friday 16th August: 3-9pm
Saturday 17th Augus: 8-5pm
Sunday 18th August: 8-5pm
Monday 19th August: 9-6pm
Tuesday 20th August: 9-7pm 
Wednesday 21st August: 9-3pm 
University of Western Australia, Stirling Highway, Crawley (Under the clock tower)

Cannington Exhibition Centre Book Sale
Saturday 28th September: 9-5pm
Sunday 29th September: 9-5pm
Monday 30th September: 9-5pm
Tuesday 1st October: 9-5pm 
Wednesday 2nd October: 9-5pm 
Cannington Exhibition Centre, Cnr Albany Highway and Station Streets, Cannington

Any queries please call Save the Children West Perth on 08 9267 3900.

You can donate books to:


Claremont Book Depot


Where: Goldsworthy Rd (Agett Rd end) , UWA Claremont Campus, Claremont , WA 6010
When: Monday to Friday, 8am–Midday and Sundays 2pm–4pm


East Victoria Park Depot


Where: Unit 8A/18 Milford St, East Victoria Park
When: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am–12pm excluding public holidays

Occasional pick-ups can be arranged, subject to availability of a volunteer driver. Please call or email us for more information.


Fun Runs


HBF Run for Reason

When: 19 May 2019
Where: Perth, WA


City to Surf Perth

When: 25 Aug 2019
Where: Perth, WA


Color Run Perth

When: 20 October 2019
Where: Perth, WA

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