Visit our Op Shops
COVID 19 LOCKDOWN UPDATE 10/6/21
The Helping Hands Mission team are pleased to announce that our op shops will reopen tomorrow, Friday the 11th of June, with our COVIDSafe plan in place.
Our office team will be taking calls to rebook pantry clients in for next week and we thank you for your patience as we work through the high volume of calls.
All of our sites are ready to accept your donations. Our winter stocks are already running low so we really appreciate your generosity.
Please note our Melbourne op shops will be open this Friday and Saturday, closed on Monday for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, then open again for op shopping and pantry appointments on Tuesday the 15th of June.
We look forward to welcoming you all back! Please remember to sign in on arrival, using either our QR codes or the sign-in books that will be at the entrance of each of our shops. We also ask that you remember how important it is to practice social distancing and hand sanitising during your visit to Helping Hands Mission, so we can provide a safe and pleasant experience for you, our staff and our volunteers.
COVID 19 LOCKDOWN UPDATE 2/6/21
In line with today’s announcements, Helping Hands Mission op shops and pantries across Melbourne will remain closed until further notice. All updates will be posted via social media and to our website as soon as they come to hand. In some positive news, as restrictions ease in regional Victoria, we are happy to announce that our Bridgewater op shop will reopen at 10am on Friday 4th of June.
Thanks again for your understanding, stay safe, and we hope to welcome you back soon.
COVID 19 LOCKDOWN UPDATE 27/5/21
Following today’s lockdown announcement, all Helping Hands Mission sites will be closed from 4pm tonight (Thursday 27th May). We will advise you all here and on our social media platforms if there are any changes to these dates, however for the time being our Op Shops will reopen on Friday the 4th of June, and our Community Pantries will reopen on Monday the 7th of June.
*Please refer to our social media pages and our website for all updates – these are the most up to date and current sources of information about our operation times during the pandemic*
Thanks for your understanding during this difficult time and we hope to see you all very soon.
Visit our Op Shops
Helping Hands Mission Inc. operates six op shops across Victoria – five in Melbourne and one in the central Victorian town of Bridgewater on Loddon, just outside of Bendigo.
Each of our op shops offers something different, whether it’s vintage fashion, quality furniture, budget-friendly clothing, or bric-a-brac and household items.
Helping Hands Airport West Fullarton Road Clearance Centre
492 Fullarton Road, Airport West
This may just be the biggest op shop in Australia! Our huge warehouse at Fullarton Road is packed to the rafters full of bargains. You’ll find all the usual op shop goodies like great books, bric-a-brac, homewares and records, plus a huge range of furniture (much of it brand new, or restored with love in our Community Shed); a dedicated Toy Barn, and a Community Kitchen where on weekdays you can get morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea free of charge (or for a small donation if you’re able to give).
Monday – Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Helping Hands Sunshine Op Shop
85 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
We added Sunshine to our op shop trail in February 2017 and it has been embraced by the Brimbank community. We have a lovely little reading corner, with all books just $1, a play area and toy section for the kids, lots of furniture, beds and other household essentials, as well as our famous $2 clothing. We're conveniently located on Hampshire Road, just a couple of minutes walk from Sunshine Train Station.
Monday – Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Gaye's Vintage Shop
18 Knighton Avenue, Airport West
An absolute treasure trove for lovers of vintage fashion, you’ll find an amazing array of vintage evening gowns, day dresses, boots, heels, coats and accessories, as well as great pieces for the home – think ornate gold mirrors, framed art, and beautiful tea sets and servingware. There’s also a great range of pre-loved men’s, women’s and kids fashion, beautiful linen and loads of craft items. Named in memory of Gaye Roberts, our much-loved store manager who dedicated countless hours over many years and made this store such a special place.
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Helping Hands Preston Op Shop
66-68 Oakover Road, Preston
Another massive warehouse style op shop! Just like at Fullarton Road you'll find a massive range of bargain clothes, books, jewellery, bric-a-brac and furniture. Clothes start from just $2 and books and jewellery start from $1.
Monday – Friday: 9.30am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Helping Hands Bridgewater Op Shop
11 Main Street, Bridgewater on Loddon
Our beloved ‘Bridgy’ shop opened in early 2016, occupying the old church on the hill in the main street, and has been embraced by the local community and travellers on the Calder Highway ever since. The church is once again a hub of activity and stocks all the usual op shop gems, like good books, quality cookwear and crockery, beautiful jewellery, toys for the kids and a great range of linen. Check us out if you’re a local, or plan a trip out of town and come for a visit – it’s a nice easy run up the Calder from Melbourne.
Tuesday – Friday: 10am - 4pm
Helping Hands Roxburgh Park Op Shop
Shop 2, 2-10 Reservoir Drive, Roxburgh Park (right next to Roxy Kebabs)
Our Roxy shop opened in late 2015, and it’s huge! Providing the people of Melbourne’s North with a great range of clothing at just $2 per item, plus a huge selection of furniture, household items, books and toys, you’re sure to find something special for a bargain price at this store.
Monday – Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
How you can help
We are thankful to the local community for the quality items they donate to Helping Hands, and we very gratefully accept donations at all of our stores during business hours. Please note, if your donation is a large item we ask that you bring it to our Fullarton Road Clearance Centre, where we have the capacity to process larger donations.
Pick-ups can be arranged by dropping into any of our shops or calling 1300 892 010.
Running seven op shops is a big job and we are always looking for an extra set of helping hands. If you are interested in joining our wonderful team of volunteers, please drop into one of our shops or download our Volunteer Application Form.
We are often asked what happens to the money we raise via our op shops, and we are very proud to be able to say that all monies raised are used to support our Emergency and Material Aid Programs.
Without the funds raised from our shops, we wouldn’t be able to run these important programs that make a difference to the lives of so many people in need each week. We thank all those who donate to Helping Hands and all our wonderful customers - by donating or shopping with us, you’re making a giving back and making a positive difference to your local community.
Want to learn more about what Helping Hands Mission Inc. is doing in the local community and across rural Victoria? Click here to read more about our Emergency and Material Aid Programs.