Many charitable organisations in Merri-bek will accept quality second-hand furniture, clothing, books and household items in good condition.
Make your donation count by doing the right thing when you donate goods. Charities spend millions of dollars every year disposing of goods that have been dumped out of hours or are unfit for resale.
Drop off goods at the store
Drop off your donation during store opening hours. Do not leave bags, furniture or other items outside a charity shop when it is closed, or next to a charity bin. It is illegal and you could be reported and fined for illegally dumping rubbish.
Drop off goods at a charity bin
If you are unable to drop off goods during store opening hours you can drop items off at a charity donation bin. Not all donation bins are operated by a registered charitable recycler. To make your donation count ensure it is clean, able to be reused and accepted by the charity operating the charity bin.
Have goods collected from your home
Brotherhood of St Laurence
Brotherhood of St Laurence collects any household furniture in reasonable condition. They do not collect damaged furniture or electrical items.
Brotherhood of St Laurence reserves the right to decide on the quality of the furniture at the time of collection. To arrange a collection please phone 1300 366 283 or email Brotherhood of St Laurence Collections.
Diabetes Australia - Victoria
Diabetes Australia - Victoria collects clothing, shoes, home wares, small electrical appliances, books, toys and kitchen utensils from your doorstep within 3 working days of making an online booking. All items must be light enough to be lifted by one person.
Alternatively you can drop your items off at a Savers Store.
St Vincent De Paul Society of Victoria
St Vincent De Paul Society of Victoria can collect household furniture in reasonable condition. They do not collect damaged furniture, stained mattresses or electrical items.
St Vincent De Paul Society Victoria reserves the right to decide on the quality of the furniture at the time of collection. To arrange a collection please send an email or phone 1800 621 349.