Take part in the challenge in five easy steps!

1. Register

Choose a date and register! If you want help selecting a date, consider some of the options below:

  • Indigenous Literacy Day: 6 September
  • National Reconciliation Week: 27 May-3 June
  • NAIDOC Week: 2-8 July
  • Children’s Book Week: 18-25 August
  • National Literacy and Numeracy Week: August-September (TBC) 


2. Promote your event

After you have registered, check your confirmation email for a link to your personalised fundraising page – supporters can make a donation directly to your page before the event! You can share this link with your family and friends, on social media, with your local newspaper or place in your school newsletter to build your funds.

You will also receive a Great Book Swap kit in the post that includes some posters to stick up at your school or workplace.

3. Gather the books

Set up a collection area for the book swap. Check your Great Book Swap kit for an information sheet, a donation and feedback form, bookplates to share with participants, stickers, brochures and posters. If you need any extra, you can download these from the resource link in your confirmation email or give us a call.

4. Swap!

On the day, lay all the books out on a table with a donation box. Then set a time for everyone to browse for a book they’d like to take in exchange for gold coin or note donation into the box. If you are a school, you might like to allocate some time for your students to sit and read their new book after the swap.

5. Submit your funds.

After your event, please submit your funds via the funds link sent to you in your confirmation email. You can do so via credit card, EFT or cheque. It is important you donate via this link so we can ensure it is matched to the correct school or organisation. It is especially important for schools to ensure you receive your Certificate of Appreciation at the end of the year and go into the draw to win a school ambassador visit. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

We will use these funds to gift books to children in remote communities. This year our goal is to raise $200,000 to buy 20,000 books – thank you for your support!