Vinnies Shops in NSW
With almost 250 Vinnies Shops in suburbs and towns across NSW, there’s a good chance there’s one near you!
Our Shops are a treasure trove of bargains of all kinds - clothing, accessories, homewares, books, CD’s and DVDs, furniture, sporting goods and more. You really never know what you will find on your next visit to Vinnies.
Vinnies Shops are run by dedicated volunteers and employees. As well as offering value for money prices on a range of pre-loved goods, they also directly assist people experiencing disadvantage through the donation of furniture, clothing and household goods.
Profits from the sale of goods stay in the local community, going directly towards funding our services and programs – every year we assist around 300,000 people experiencing disadvantage and homelessness in NSW.
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Vinnies and the Return and Earn Scheme
In December 2017 the NSW State Government launched the Return and Earn Scheme a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) recycling program. A number of Vinnies Shops in Western Sydney, Wollongong, and the South Coast areas are participating in this scheme and processing containers from the general public.
Vinnies has also started rolling out bulk container processing centres, the first of which is now operational at Vinnies South Nowra on the NSW South Coast. Individuals and organisations can bring their bulk amounts of eligible containers to the Vinnies processing centres and either receive the refund directly or donate the refund to Vinnies.
If you or your organisation is interested in supporting Vinnies by donating the eligible refund from your container collection, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Vinnies opens new CDS Bulk Container Sorting Centre in Unanderra
Vinnies NSW is excited to announce the launch of a new Bulk Container Deposit Centre as part of the state’s container deposit scheme – the second of its kind to be operated by Vinnies in NSW. With the capacity to process approximately 100,000 containers per day, the new bulk processing facility located at 10-12 Investigator Drive, Unanderra complements existing over-the-counter sites and reverse vending machines with an efficient way to process large volumes of eligible containers. The facility is open from 8am to 3.30pm Monday to Saturday, with both the general public and businesses able to take advantage of fast processing and convenient drive-through access.
Vinnies first bulk container processing centre at 11/158 Princes Highway South Nowra is also open and ready to process containers from Monday to Saturday, 8am – 2pm.
Individuals and organisations can bring their bulk amounts of eligible containers to the Vinnies processing centres and either receive the refund directly through on-the-spot reverse Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or donate the refund to Vinnies. Tax deductible receipts will be issued for donations over $2.
If you or your organisation are interested in supporting Vinnies by donating the eligible refund from your container collections, please send an email to email@example.com and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Donating to Vinnies
We are very grateful to the generous public who donate good quality, pre-loved items, as proceeds from our shops provide a substantial source of funding needed to run our local programs and services.
As a guide for what to donate, if you would give your items to a friend, then they are most welcome as a donation.
Clothing, accessories, books, toys, bric-a-brac, household items, sporting goods and bedding are all suitable. Some shops accept furniture and electrical items, however it’s best to ring the shop and check because not all shops have space for large furniture or are able to sell electrical items (for legal and safety reasons).
We are not able to accept stained mattresses or broken furniture.
Each year, around 2 billion donated items are processed and sorted by charity recyclers. We do this to ensure that they are of saleable quality. If an item of clothing is not good enough to sell or be given to those in need, it is recycled, reused or distributed to communities in countries experiencing poverty.
Partnership with Grace Removals
Leading Australian service company, Grace Group, has partnered with Vinnies across Australia to help home movers donate unwanted goods to a good cause.
The Grace Vinnies initiative
Established in 1911 as a small household removals business in Sydney, Grace has grown into an Australasian market leader offering a broad range of speciality services including removals, self-storage, fine art logistics, business services and FF&E, information management and mobility services.
Grace recognise that if not for local communities across Australia, the company would not have grown as it has.
Over the years, Grace found that people were throwing out between 15- 50kg of unwanted goods when moving house. That’s why they’ve joined forces with Vinnies via a free service that helps movers donate unwanted goods.
How does it work?
As part of regular removal and storage services, Grace provides free specially marked Vinnies moving boxes. Once you’ve packed these boxes with your unwanted goods, they’re picked up by Grace and taken to your local Vinnies shop on your behalf. The proceeds are used to assist Australians experiencing disadvantage.
Don’t send your good quality items to the tip! Donate them to Vinnies when moving house.
For more information on how you can move house and make a difference, visit the Grace website.