Our three op shops – best known as ‘Father Riley’s Op Shops’ – are vital in raising much-needed funds for our programs while helping local communities and the environment.
Our op shops in Maitland, Cessnock and Bowral sell high-quality second-hand goods at affordable prices.
How to donate
Clothing, bric-a-brac and other quality goods are all appreciated.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept items that are not clean and in good condition, or if we already have a large stock of a particular item, such as books. Please refer to the lists below.
We ask that you please call ahead on (02) 9330 3500 to ensure our shops have the capacity to take the items you wish to drop off or have collected.
Items we are unable to accept:
- Pool tables
- Pianos or electric organs
- Glass tables – indoor, outdoor or coffee tables
- Marble or concrete tables and benches
- Any goods that are damaged – for example, broken handles, hinges missing, parts missing, water damaged, laminate peeling
- Stained or dirty lounges
- Leather goods showing signs of wear and cracking
- Beds, mattresses, bed bases or sofa beds
- Entertainment units, large wall units or TV units
- Gas appliances, heaters or stoves
- Hard-wired electrical goods, ceiling fans, ovens, dishwashers
- Large office-style desks
- Computer parts, printers, scanners, keyboards, monitors etc.
- Office or corporate furniture – personal home office desks are accepted
- Large and/or heavy wardrobes
Items we do accept:
- Clean clothing and linen
- Furniture in good condition – dining, bedroom, lounge room
- White goods and kitchen appliances
- Crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, bric-a-brac, non-damaged artworks
- Clean floor rugs in good condition
- Tools – shed, garden or electrical
- Heaters in winter – small electrical heaters only
- Pedestal or desk fans in summer
- Sporting goods
- Camping goods
- Toys that are clean, complete and in good condition
- TVs – flat screen only, with remote
- Working stereos
Other important things to know
- Our drivers or op shop staff will make the final decision as to whether they will take your goods, depending on the quality and condition
- We are unable to arrange pick-ups in Bowral, the Central Coast or any further west than Penrith
- If you have booked in a collection, please ensure kitchen utensils, crockery or bric-a-brac are wrapped and packed into a box that closes flat – this will avoid damage to the goods, and allow our truck to be packed correctly
- Waste removal costs Youth Off The Streets over $21,000 per year, which could be far better spent on programs and services for young people – we politely ask that unwanted goods are not dumped at our op shops
Thank you for your support!
“ Giving quality goods is a great way to help the community. Not only will you be providing affordable and high-quality items for families that might otherwise struggle to buy them, but the profits go towards the delivery of services that help disadvantaged young people to thrive. ”
FATHER CHRIS RILEY
Op shop locations
Shop 2, 318 High Street
Maitland NSW 2320
(02) 9330 3500
Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Sat: 9.30am – 1.30pm (closing time may vary)
Our Maitland shop will be closed from 21 December to 10 January 2022 for the Christmas break.
136 Vincent Street
Cessnock NSW 2325
(02) 9330 3500
Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 3.00pm
Our Cessnock shop will be closed from 21 December to 17 January 2022 for the Christmas break.
8 Bundaroo Street
Bowral NSW 2576
0406 488 262
Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 4pm
Sat: 9.30am – 1pm
Our Bowral shop will be closed from 22 December to 10 January 2022 for the Christmas break.
Please note: The Bowral op shop can only take small items of furniture at our discretion, depending on space available at the time.