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

UOW DONATIONS

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

Items we CAN accept:

  • Clothes (for adults only)

  • Books

  • Homewares (cutlery, crockery, ornaments, servingware, etc)

  • Sports equipment

  • Instruments

  • Paintings and photo frames

  • Cushions

  • Linen (throw blankets, towels, etc)

  • Single chairs (desk, dining)

Items we CAN NOT accept:

  • Children’s clothing
  • Toys
  • Large furniture items
  • Bike helmets (because we cannot guarantee their safety)
  • Car seats (because we cannot guarantee their safety)
  • Cots that do not meet product safety regulations
  • Bean bags that do not meet product safety regulations
  • White goods including dishwashers, fridges, washing machines and dryers
  • IT equipment including computers, printers and modems

UNANDERRA

LOCATION
37 Princes Highway, Unanderra
(the bright purple building!)

OPENING HOURS
Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm

CONTACT
(02) 4243 1537

UNANDERRA DONATIONS

To donate goods:

  • 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)

  • Toys

  • Books

  • Homewares (cutlery, crockery, ornaments, servingware, etc)

  • Paintings and photo frames

  • Linen (towels, sheets, etc)

  • Furniture (small items only)

  • Cushions

Items we CAN NOT accept:

  • Bike helmets (because we cannot guarantee their safety)

  • Car seats (because we cannot guarantee their safety)

  • Cots that do not meet product safety regulations

  • Bean bags that do not meet product safety regulations

  • White goods including dishwashers, fridges, washing machines and dryers

  • IT equipment including computers, printers and modems

  • Large furniture items

GET INVOLVED

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:

  • Volunteer in one of our retail shops or out the back in our warehouse, sorting donations
  • Apply to work for us if you are a young person (15-24 years old) or former refugee
  • Buy clothes, textiles, toys, shoes, books or more in bulk.
    We offer special pricing to bulk customers. Contact us to arrange a time to discuss possibilities.

More information

For more about what we do, visit our Facebook page.

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