Along busy Canterbury Road in Blackburn South is the cutest Op Shop which was the essence of how Op Shops originally looked. Jam packed with ‘stuff’ you need to have a good sort through this one to find your treasures. For example, there are a glut of CD’s and DVD’s (right), just waiting for a new home. Believe me, some of these titles are great. Something for everyone here.
The Rotary Op Shop opened it’s doors on the 1st July 2002 and since that time (up until 2015) their donations back into the community have exceeded $580,000. That is quite an achievement for such a small little shop.
When I visited, a lovely senior gentleman was running the shop and chatting with him he shared his views on how to price items, how to display them and how to sort through the many donations so you only put out what will sell.
Volunteers are always required so please call the Op Shop on 9877 0613 if you have a few hours or days to spare to help out.
OPENING HOURS: 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday / 9.30 am – 12.30 pm Saturday
LOCATION: 113 Canterbury Road, Blackburn South
PHONE: 9877 0613
PARKING: There is unmetered parking up and down Canterbury Road but outside the shop it is a clear way from 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm.
TRANSPORT: Buses run up Canterbury Road. Please check PTV for times here. Laburnum Railway Station is 2.3 kms north of Canterbury Road.
DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access on Canterbury Road however, aisles are narrow and doubt you could access with a wheelchair.
ATM: There is a Bank of Melbourne ATM and 109 Canterbury Road or Bendigo Bank at 134 Canterbury Road. Plus there is a Woolworth’s store where you could use their facilities.
ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.
DOGS: Just tie them up outside in the shade and please clean up any mess they make. Be mindful of them in hot weather.
TOILET FACILITIES: Nearest toilets would be at McDonalds, 50 m east of the Op Shop.
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WEBSITE: Rotary Club of Box Hill
DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible. If you have bigger items, please call the shop and they’ll contact you regarding pick up.