Donating your unwanted items and clothing when you no longer need them is the perfect way to help those less fortunate than yourself while saving the planet at the same time. Reducing landfill and recycling your clothes and goods means less pollution and less greenhouse gasses. It also lowers the rate of slave and child labour in the clothing industry. So, if you have decided that it’s time to declutter, or the kids have outgrown their clothes, but they are still in excellent condition, Vinnies would love to hear from you, By donating your pre-loved items to Vinnies, they will get a new life, support Australians doing it tough and reduce landfill and the impact on the environment. Vinnies shops need your great quality items to help fund Vinnies programmes across the State that support thousands of vulnerable Australians every year. Thank you so much, in advance, for your wonderful donations. What can I donate? When considering whether something can be donated to Vinnies, our rule of thumb is if you’d give it to a friend, then it’s ok to give to Vinnies.
- Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories
- Homewares, including manchester
- Kids toys
- Books, CDs and DVDs
- Furniture (check your local Vinnies can take furniture)
- Some Vinnies shops take electrical goods; please call your local shop before dropping off.
What can’t I donate?
It takes a lot of money and volunteer hours for the thousands of tonnes of items we get that aren’t sellable. There are also state and federal laws and legislation that make it illegal for us to sell particular items. Please do not donate any of the following:
- Ripped, torn, soiled or stained clothing
- Broken, ripped or stained furniture
- Cracked or broken homewares
- Stained bedding including mattresses
- Green waste
- Household waste
- Computers, printers and scanners
My donation is not listed anywhere above. If you have an item that isn’t listed anywhere above, please call your local Vinnies shop on 6234 4244 (state wide) and we’ll do the rest.
How do I donate to Vinnies Shops?
You can drop off your wonderful donations of good quality clothes and household items to your local Vinnies Shop during business hours. A list of all of our shops and their opening hours can be found here.
Can you pick up donations from my home?
Some of our Vinnies Shops offer a pickup service. However, we are limited by our resources so please call 6234 4244 (state wide) for further information.