Father Riley's Op Shops

Youth Off The Streets Op Shops to contribute towards the costs of running the services that we provide for disadvantaged young people.

“Giving quality goods is a great way to help the community. This is not only because you are helping to provide cheap and good quality goods to families that struggle to find the money to spend on these items, but the profits will also go towards the delivery of our services that have helped disadvantaged young people for 30 years.” – Father Riley

Why not do a Spring Clean and see what unused goods you have that could make a difference in the lives of Australia’s most disadvantaged youth. Clothes, bric-a-brac and other quality goods are all appreciated.


The Opportunity Shop service aims to provide affordable second-hand clothing, bric-a-brac, linen and furniture goods to those who are struggling financially.

Our Op Shops, each one known as “Father Riley’s Op Shop”, are vital in helping Youth Off The Streets raise much needed income for our programs and services. Our Op Shops are also helping the environment, and local communities. Some of the benefits of shopping at one of our Op Shops include:

  • Budget shopping: we aim to sell quality items at very low prices
  • Helping the environment
  • Fundraising for Youth Off The Streets programs
  • Ethical benefits
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Raising awareness of our work with young people

You can support our Op Shops by donating to them, buying from them and volunteering in them.

All Youth Off The Streets Opportunity Shops are staffed entirely by volunteers who play a crucial role in enabling Youth Off The Streets to provide this much needed service to the local community.

For volunteering opportunities, please click here.

How To Give To One Of Our Op Shops

The best thing to do is call us and discuss what you have in mind.
For donations to our Maitland and Cessnock Op Shops, please call us on (02) 9330 3500 to arrange a pickup.

We reserve the right to refuse donations where they are not clean and/or saleable, or when we already have a large stock of items, eg books.

The donations that we are UNABLE to accept include:

  • Televisions
  • Television units
  • Gas appliances
  • 3 phase electrical goods, for example hot water services
  • Dirty furniture; lounges, beds, etc
  • Sofa beds
  • Carpet
  • Building materials
  • Car batteries or tyres
  • Pianos and pianolas
  • Damaged goods of any kind are not accepted.
  • Extra heavy goods such as pool tables, large dining tables, glass topped tables due to the weight restrictions we have regarding work, health and safety in our Op Shops.

Please do not dump your waste at our stores. Our dumping costs are over $21,000- per year and we want to use these funds for our programs, not for waste disposal.  We make every attempt to on-sell to recyclers what we can, but there is still a significant amount of waste dumped outside of operating hours that we cannot sell.

Thank you for your support.

Our Op Shops

Our shops are located in Bowral, Cessnock and Maitland.

EFTPOS payments preferred.


NSW 2320

To arrange pick up of your donation please phone (02) 9330 3500.


Monday9.30am – 3.30pm
Tuesday9.30am – 3.30pm
Wednesday9.30am – 3.30pm
Thursday9.30am – 3.30pm
Friday9.30am – 3.30pm
Saturday9.30am till between 12pm – 1.30pm



NSW 2325

To arrange pick up of your donation please phone (02) 9330 3500.


Monday9.30am – 3pm
Tuesday9.30am – 3pm
Wednesday9.30am – 3pm
Thursday9.30am – 3pm
Friday9.30am – 3pm



NSW 2576

PH: 0406 488 262​ (Pickup unavailable in this location)

Please note: The Bowral Op Shop is not large, therefore we can only take small items of furniture at our discretion depending on space available at the time (no sofas, large armchairs, beds, cupboards etc).



Monday9.30am – 4pm
Tuesday9.30am – 4pm
Wednesday9.30am – 3pm
Thursday9.30am – 4pm
Friday9.30am – 4pm
Saturday9.30am – 1pm

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