Op-shops can be found in more than 20 parishes around the Diocese provide low cost clothing, household utensils and furniture to families and individuals within the Community. Our Op Shops are staffed primarily by volunteers and offer a place of welcome for those looking to connect to others and make a difference in their community. In some locations the Op Shop also offers an opportunity for those needing work experience as part of their search for paid employment in conjunction with other organisations and government agencies. The money raised in the Op Shop will primarily go to support the work of the parish and to provide funds to support charities beyond the parish, both locally and further afield.
The benefits to the local community from Op Shops is apparent but the good news goes beyond the local. As well as charitable giving, some of the goods donated will not be sold but rather will be used to supply clothing to three Aboriginal Communities up north, St Bart’s Men’s Refuge, the Albany Women’s Refuge, two Refugee Centres in Darwin, the Mission to Seafarers, as well as families in crisis or distress.
If you would like to visit one of our Op Shops or wish to learn more, please contact the parish within which the Op Shop is located for more details. A list of Op Shops in the diocese is supplied here with links to the parish contact details.
For further information about the effective running of an Op Shop please consult the diocesan Op Shop Manual which can be accessed here.
Op Shop Locations