Gold Coast Bookfest

We’re bringing you a treasure trove of great reads over four big days – all to raise vital funds for Lifeline. So put on your browsing shoes and dance on down!

Come early – we restock regularly throughout the Bookfest, but the most popular books always sell out quickly.


Event info

  • When and where

    When: 30 January–2 February 2020


    Where: Gold Coast Convention Centre, 2684–2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218

  • Getting to the event


    Our trainline connects Gold Coast stations to Brisbane CBD. For the most convenient route to the centre from Brisbane, catch the Tram at the Helensvale Train station stop and ride the G:link to Broadbeach North station.

    For more details or to plan your journey visit Translink.


    Bus services

    Surfside Buslines operate frequently from the bus stop outside GCCEC on Gold Coast Highway.

    For more details or to plan your journey visit Translink.



    Services frequent GCCEC and its convenient location alongside Gold Coast Highway. If you would like to organise a taxi service when at GCCEC, ask at the reception desk or use the courtesy phone located in the foyer.


    G:Link Light Rail

    The Gold Coast's G:link light rail system is a 13-kilometre corridor connecting Helensvale Train Station to Broadbeach, passing through the key activity centres of Surfers Paradise and Southport. To access GCCEC, ride the G:link to the Broadbeach North Station, just across the road from our main entrance on Gold Coast Highway.

    For more details visit



    Undercover car spaces are available for short-term parking. A $12 inclusive of GST flat rate is charged for parking at the centre.

  • Bookfest categories

    Paperback, fiction, non-fiction, reference, cookbooks, health & well being, house & garden, collectables, children's, religion, sport, travel, science fiction and more.

  • What's on and facilities

    • BYO bags, suitcases or baskets as no bags will be available. Or purchase a Lifeline Enviro Bag for $1
    • Coffee cart
    • Snacks
    • EFTPOS available
    • ATMs can be found in the venue
  • Book donations

    We would be delighted to accept your donation! Thanks so much for thinking of us.


    Donating at the event


    You can donate your books at the Gold Coast Bookfest, so please see one of our volunteers at the event for assistance.


    Donating anytime


    We welcome donations all year round through your nearest:

Lifeline Bookfest Gold Coast


Gold Coast Convention Centre

2684–2690 Gold Coast Hwy

Broadbeach QLD 4218

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elderly lady browsing books
Bookfest wouldn't happen without our wonderful volunteers!
If you would like to lend a hand, please let us know!

Your support can help someone in need today

This life-saving service offers suicide prevention and bereavement support over the telephone as well as family and crisis support — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year