We give your used goods a second life for the good of the community. Our op shops sells high quality clothes, toys, books and other goods at affordable prices so that everyone can benefit.
We resell donated goods to keep them out of landfill. All proceeds are invested back in the Wollongong community by creating jobs for young people and former refugees in industries that help the planet and the community.
We also provide volunteering opportunities for people who want skills, experience and confidence in the workplace, people who want to help us to keep great items out of landfill and people who want to connect with others in the community.
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
LOCATION University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave
Building 11 (next to the pharmacy)
OPENING HOURS Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm
CONTACT (02) 4243 1537
To donate goods:
Drop off for donations is on Wednesdays 8:30am – 11:00am
Please give to our staff inside the shop,
Do not leave any donations outside the shop.
There is a limit of 1 small bag per person per week.
For any larger donations, please contact the Unanderra store
Please bring clean, undamaged items to the back of the op shop during opening hours (accessible via First Avenue).
Our staff will meet you at the door and collect your items.
Please don’t leave them unattended outside the shop.
People, animals and weather usually get to them overnight and create a smelly, unsightly mess that our staff and volunteers clean up, and often not a lot can be salvaged. Sad but true.
Items we CAN accept:
Clothes (for adults and children, including wedding dresses, costumes and PPE)
White goods including dishwashers, fridges, washing machines and dryers
IT equipment including computers, printers and modems
Large furniture items
Green Connect is a community organisation. We are working towards a connected community that values people and planet. If you want to be a part of what we do, please reach out! Ways to get involved include:
Volunteerin one of our retail shops or out the back in our warehouse, sorting donations
"One of my fave op shops. You always find something and prices are really fair too!"
“You have completely changed the way I see clothes. And it has changed the way I see op shops. There was talk about the stigma around op shops and I didn’t think I thought that way but I did! Now I’m seeing them in a completely different light.”