Ocean Grove has an abundance of Op Shops, six in total and they are all very different. This one is a little out-of-town but as there is a Vinnie’s in the same street – it’s a bonus (although it has different opening and closing times). The prices are reasonable unlike some of the Melbourne based Salvo Stores that can sometimes charge more for a secondhand item than what it would be to buy it new.
You can see from the photo (right) that it’s big and the roller door stores even more stock, sometimes it’s where the staff sort through donations, other times it has actual stock for sale to the public.
The store is expansive in an industrial estate. It has a large amount of stock and it’s fairly well laid out. Sometimes I come here and it feels like there is just junk and other days its fabulous. Their turnover of stock is very good which keeps my coming back. They do take large items of furniture but it goes out usually as quick as it comes in.
You should take your time to explore the store as there is alot of stock and some if it is hidden away amongst all the ‘stuff’. The books are priced well and so are the kitchen items.
OPENING HOURS: 9.30am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday / 10 am – 2pm Saturday. Sunday – closed
LOCATION: 4/6 Marine Parade, Ocean Grove
PHONE: (03) 9882 7730
PARKING: There is parking out on the street but the store is in an industrial area so there are a lot of other cars around.
TRANSPORT: Buses run along Grubb Road. Get off at the Marine Parade stop. You can look at timetable here.
DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access in and around the store. Some parts could be a little squeezy if you’re in a wheelchair.
ATM: There are no close ATM’s so you would need to go into Ocean Grove to get some cash.
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 are some distance away. You could kindly ask the staff to use their toilet. Leave it clean please.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook click here.
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WEBSITE: Salvo Op Shop
DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.
OTHER STORES: There is another store in nearby Leopold. Find more information here.
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