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Bushfire Fundraising Auction

An elaborate dinner table in the middle of a room lined with bookshelves.

Enjoy an exquisite 5-course dinner for 4 in the stunning Shakespeare Room.

Our heart goes out to the many people and animals affected by the bushfires.

Right now, WIRES Wildlife Rescue is caring for thousands of injured, orphaned and sick animals.

Like many, we want to help ensure our state’s wildlife volunteers can continue doing this amazing work.

We’re auctioning off a 5-course dinner for 4 in our stunning Shakespeare Room - one of the most unusual public venues in Sydney. The night includes a special encounter with an extraordinary treasure from the Library’s collection. 

Bids will be accepted in Australian dollars only until the auction closes at 11pm on Monday 20 January 2020.

Bids can be made via the Library’s relevant posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or by emailing

The highest bidder will be contacted by the State Library on Tuesday 21 January and instructed to donate directly to the WIRES Wildlife Rescue. Once proof of donation has been provided, the Library will liaise directly with the winner to schedule the event.

Please note: The dinner in the Shakespeare Room must been be held on a weekday in 2020, subject to availability.