Celebrating 50 years at Colac

Vinnies Colac celebrates its 50th!

Past and present volunteers and employees gathered to celebrate Vinnies Colac's 50th anniversary milestone.

With a commemorative cake some of our longest-serving volunteers shared their memories and a few laughs on this festive day.

The shop began as a pop-up venue in the local market and today it has become a must visit destination for retail and op shop enthusiasts. 

Julie O’Shea, who has been with the shop for 30 years, said: “We’re really proud of how our shop. There is a great culture and people can see that. We’ve witnessed a lot of change over the years. When I started, we used to keep the money in a wooden drawer and we wrote out receipts by hand!”

Congratulations to all the team at Vinnies Colac!