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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

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.

Contact the Western Australian office:

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 2018

University of WA, Stirling Highway, Crawley

  • Friday 17th August   3-9pm
  • Saturday 18th August 8-5pm
  • Sunday 19th August 9-6pm
  • Monday 20th August 9-6pm
  • Tuesday 21st August 9-7pm
  • Wednesday 22nd August 9-3pm

Cannington Exhibition Centre

Cnr Station St/Albany Highway, Cannington
  • Saturday 22nd September 9-5pm
  • Sunday 23rd September 9-5pm
  • Monday 24th September 9-5pm
  • Tuesday 25th September 9-5pm
  • Wednesday 26th September 9-5pm
  • Thursday 27th September 9- Midday

Any queries call State Office 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: Tuesday 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


Swan River Run

When: 3 June 2018
Where: Perth, WA


HBF Run for Reason

When: 27 May 2018
Where: Perth, WA


Chevron City to Surf

When: 26 Aug 2018
Where: Perth, WA


Color Run

When: 4 November 2018
Where: Perth, WA

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