Donate goods to charity

Are you decluttering? Have the kids outgrown their clothes? Do you want to donate furniture you no longer use? Vinnies Shops need your great quality items to help fund our charity programs across the country.

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When considering donating pre-loved goods to Vinnies, our rule of thumb is: if you’d give it to a friend, then it’s ok to give to Vinnies.

We accept donations of most clothing, homewares and household items, including:

  • Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories in good condition, including footwear, bags and jewellery
  • Homewares, including manchester
  • Kids toys
  • Books, CDs and DVDs and other media
  • Furniture*
  • Some electrical goods*

* Not all shops will accept all items. Please check if your local Vinnies shop can accept these goods before dropping them off. 

There are state and federal laws that make it illegal for us to sell some things. This means there are some donations we can’t accept.

It takes a lot of money and volunteer hours to sort and dispose of the thousands of tonnes of items we get that we can’t sell. Please do not donate 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

If you have an item that isn’t listed anywhere above, please call your local Vinnies Shop to find out if it's suitable.

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You can drop off your donations of good quality clothes and household items to your local Vinnies shop during their business hours.

You can also place donations in the donation bins provided in your community. Please don't leave goods outside the donation bins as they may get damaged by the weather and we will have to take them to landfill.

Some of our Vinnies shops offer a pick-up service, but this is limited by our resources. Call your local Vinnies Shop to find out if they collect donations.

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Your donation inspires change

When you drop off quality clothes or household items to Vinnies, you’re not just donating them to charity. You’re supporting Australians doing it tough and reducing our impact on the environment.

Every dollar we make through our Vinnies Shops goes back into your local community. We support over 1.3 million vulnerable Australians each year thanks in part to your donations.

Giving your pre-loved goods a new life by donating them reduces our environmental impact by:

Keeping them out of landfill

Reducing the need to make and distribute new products

Using less paper and plastic packaging

Thank you for your donation!

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