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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 by attending our fundraiser booksales or shopping at our op shops in Perth.

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 60 years Save the Children has held an annual book sales to raise funds to support vulnerable children. Thanks to the generosity of volunteers offering their time collecting/sorting/cleaning thousands of quality donated books year round to get them ready for the annual booksales, our booksales are our biggest fundraisers in Perth. Save the Children ensures all proceeds go to support children in Western Australia and around the world. Find out more about the annual book sales and other fundraising activities in our Events information.

Contact us

Contact for the Western Australian State office


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

Our branches

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

Book sales and other fundraising events are run by Branches to raise vital funds to support Save the Children.

We have 4 branches in Western Australia.

  • Hills Branch
  • Mandurah Branch
  • South of the River Branch
  • University Branch


Book sales

Each year we hold book sales selling quality donated books to raise funds to support programs in Perth and overseas. 

Western Australia Book Sales 2024

UWA Summer Sale

Sat 17 Feb 9-4pm 
Sun 18 Feb 9-2pm 



UWA Winter Sale

Fri 16 Aug 3-9pm 
Sat 17 Aug 9-5pm 
Sun 18 Aug 9-5pm 
Mon 19 Aug 9-6pm 
Tues 20 Aug 9-7pm 
Wed 21 Aug 9-3pm 


(Free Parking on weekends)

Please note we ask that you donate after our sale and not immediately before, as we are at capacity then.

We cannot accept donations at the sale itself. 

UWA FLASH SALE - held same time as Winter Sale in a different part of the Uni 

Sat 17 Aug 9-4pm 
Sun 18 Aug 9-2pm
Stirling Highway, Crawley 

CANNINGTON BOOK SALE (4 days only - new venue)

Sat 21 September 9-5pm 
Sun 22 September 9-5pm 
Mon 23 September 9-5pm 
Tues 24 September 9-5pm


(Free Parking)

Please note we ask that you donate after our sale and not immediately before, as we are at capacity then.

We cannot accept donations at the sale itself.  

Depot Sales

Sat 10 Feb 9-3pm
Sun 11 Feb 9-12pm

Sat 13 April 9-3pm
Sun 14 April 9-12pm

Sat 6 July 9-3pm
Sun 7 July 9-12pm

Sat 30 Nov 9-3pm
Sun 1 Dec 9-12pm

Milford Book Depot 

8-18 Milford St, East Vic Park. 

Monthly Bunnings Sales (held in foyer)

Sat 6 Jan - 9am
Sat 3 Feb - 9am
Sat 2 March - 9am
Sat 6 April - 9am
Sat 4 May - 9am
Sat 1 June - 9am
Sat 6 July - 9am
Sat 3 Aug - 9am
Sat 7 Sept - 9am
Sat 5 Oct - 9am
Sat 2 Nov - 9am
Sat 7 Dec - 9am

Bunnings Melville

CNR North Lake rd/Leach Highway
Melville  WA  6156

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 excluding public holidays.

East Victoria Park Depot

Where: Unit 8A/18 Milford St, East Victoria Park, 6101.
When: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am–Midday excluding public holidays.

Please note our book depots may not open when the temperature exceeds 36 degrees.

We no longer do pick - ups due to not having the resources to do so.

We ask that you delay donations immediately after the Christmas break too as it can prove difficult with health and safety.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following books as it bears a cost for us to dispose of:

  • Readers Digest Books
  • National Geographic magazines
  • Magazines in any form
  • Encyclopedias
  • Text Books
  • Leftover books from any garage sales/fetes/events
  • Library books

We cannot sell these books and we have to pay for recycling.

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