Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

MECWA Op Shop – Auburn

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Each MECWAcare store has its own personality reflecting the location, its staff and volunteers. The stores all share in the same ideal, offering quality second-hand and vintage products and clothing, at prices not found in the high street stores.

From designer label dresses, kitchen and household utensils or just a good book to curl up with – you are sure to find something to take home when you visit one of our three MECWAcare Opportunity Shops.

All funds raised through the sale of goods in the Opportunity Shops go towards MECWAcare‘s important work with older people and people with a disability.

The store specialises in glassware that is old and vintage. Te window has a stunning display of glassware sets and singular pieces that are inspiring. But not just glasses, there are bowls, small trinket bowls and more. If you like your glassware, this is the place to come and check out – and do it regularly as they do turnover their stop often.

OPENING HOURS: 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday / 10 am – 2pm Saturday.  Sunday – closed

LOCATION: 111 Auburn Road, Hawthorn

PHONE: (03) 9882 7730

PARKING: There is unmetered parking along Auburn Road with a one hour limit which is plenty of time to walk up and down this little strip of shops.

TRANSPORT: Train runs almost on top of the street. You can look at timetables to Auburn Station here.

DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access out the front with a few stairs into the store. Wheelchair friendly but would be very tight. Access to the rear of the store has two steps.

ATM: There are two ATM’s – a Cashcard one at 85 Auburn Road and a Commonwealth Bank at 289 AuburnRoad.


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 are at Coles Express, 185 Riversdale Road Hawthorn East although there are a number of restaurants and cafes that maybe able to assist you. There are also some at the Victoria Reserve nearby.

SOCIAL MEDIA: There is no social media presence for this store. However, MECWA has a presence of Facebook here.

No Instagram but #mecwaopshop

WEBSITE: Mecwacare

DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.

OTHER STORES: There are a number of stores around Melbourne:

East Malvern Store, 299 Waverley Road, Malvern East

Malvern Store, 136 Wattletree Road, Malvern

Windsor Store, 52 Chapel Street, Windsor

Reservoir Store, 295 Broadway, Reservoir

Now it’s your turn. Share your stories of the MECWA Op Shop. Likes, dislikes, bargains you’ve bought and people you’ve met. Leave a comment below.

Happy hunting

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