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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 five member Branches around Western Australia, run a book sale or fundraise yourself.

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 an annual book sale to raise funds for Save the Children. Thanks to the generosity of volunteers from our Branches offering thousands of quality donated books at bargain prices, 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

Save the Children Mandurah Branch also run a bookshop in Mandurah selling quality donated books at very reasonable prices, Save the Children has op shops and host a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.


Book sales


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

To safeguard everyone’s wellbeing at this year’s Sale, we will be employing thorough COVID-19 precautions.

These practical measures include:

  • limiting entry numbers at any one time
  • requesting contact details for tracing 
  • ensuring high sanitisation standard

Please do not attend the Sale if you:

  • are feeling unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms, e.g. a cough, fever or runny nose 
  • have tested positive for the virus or had contact with someone who has 
  • have recently returned from overseas or interstate. 

While the Sale may look a little different this year, we aim to deliver the same level of satisfaction with safety for all.

Western Australia Book Sales 2023

UWA Summer Sale

Sat 18 Feb 9-4pm 
Sun 19 Feb 9-2pm 
Stirling Highway, Crawley 

UWA Winter Sale

Fri 18 Aug 3-9pm 
Sat 19 Aug 9-5pm 
Sun 20 Aug 9-5pm 
Mon 21 Aug 9-6pm 
Tues 22 Aug 9-7pm 
Wed 23 Aug 9-3pm 
Stirling Highway, under the clocktower, Crawley. 

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

Sat 19 Aug 9-4pm 
Sun 20 Aug 9-2pm 
Stirling Highway, Crawley 


Sat 23 Sept 9-5pm 
Sun 24 Sept 9-5pm 
Mon 25 Sept 9-5pm 
Tues 26 Sept 9-5pm 
Wed 27 Sept 9-5pm 
Cnr Albany Highway/Station St, Cannington. 

Depot Sales

Sat April 1st 9-3pm 
Sun April 2nd 9-midday 
Sat July 1st 9-3pm 
Sun July 2nd 9-midday 
Sat Dec 2nd 9-3pm
Sun Dec 3rd 9-midday 

Milford Book Depot 
8-18 Milford St, East Vic Park. 

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–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.

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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