What is the Mitchell Distribution Centre?
The Mitchell Distribution Centre is located on Buckland St., Mitchell ACT and is the main distribution point for material donations including clothing, books, collectables, manchester, bric-a-brac and furniture. Donations are used for emergency support to people in need or sold for a wide range of uses including through the Vinnies Shops (furniture not available in all shops). Furniture can be purchased from the Retail Centre attached to Mitchell Distribution centre.

How can I support the Distribution Centre?

Opportunities to support the Distribution Centre include donating your pre-loved furniture items by arranging a free collection - call (02) 6234 7310 or by dropping them off at the Depot in Mitchell. Clothing and bric-a-brac can be taken to your local Vinnies Shop or donation bin. Please visit the find your local Vinnies search for the contact details and opening hours of your local Vinnies. To become a volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by phone on (02) 6234 7348 or email volunteer@svdp-cg.org.au.

What can I donate to the Distribution Centre?

  •     Good quality furniture - unsoiled, undamaged
  •     Good quality clothing – unsoiled and untorn
  •     Bric-a-brac - in good condition
  •     Books - in good condition

What can’t I donate to the Distribution Centre?

  •     Electrical items
  •     Mattresses - due to health and safety regulations and dignity of the people we assist
  •     Children’s prams, highchairs, car seats, cots, etc.
  •     Bikes and safety equipment
  •     Bunk beds, trundle beds and sofa beds
  •     Broken or damaged items

How does the practice of dumping affect Vinnies?
The Society has a major problem with rubbish dumping. All items that we are unable to use have to be transported to the local tip and disposed of at considerable expense.

How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Mitchell Distribution Centre by phone on (02) 6234 7310 or email mitchell@svdp-cg.org.au.