I do love this little Op Shop for so many reasons. Firstly, the volunteers who staff it are delightful. They are often senior people who are connected with the Uniting Church which the Op Shop is attached to.
Secondly, it’s small but has high quality goods that are well displayed and priced. Thirdly, it has a lovely vibe and feel – authentic and local.
Chatting to the staff is a delight as they are always friendly and sometimes we share stories and anecdotes about what it’s like to love Op Shopping.
What I love even more is that this Church is very active within the community. Both times I’ve visited they’ve had an extra stall out the back for even more items plus the choir was singing and there was a lovely Devonshire tea style food available. The Church’s connection with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and indigenous people is obvious and they work with these groups often.
Just across the road from this Op Shop are two secondhand shops that are also worthwhile visiting and I have reviewed them as well – one is The Old Church Vintage Wares and Collectables and the other is Remarketable.
LOCATION: 83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
PHONE: (03) 5258 2854
PARKING: There is unmetered parking up and down Hesse Street but there are time limits.
TRANSPORT: There are a number of ways of making your way to this market other than car. Click here for bus information from Geelong via Ocean Grove.
DISABLED ACCESS: There are a few steps into the Op Shop but it’s easy to move around inside.
ATM: There are a number of ATM’s in Hessee Street – Bendigo Bank, ANZ, Commonwealth, Westpac, NAB
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 on the corner of Hesse and Hobson Streets.
SOCIAL MEDIA: There is no social media presence for this store however, as it’s attached to the Uniting Church you may find details on Facebook through them.
No Instagram but #vestryopshop #vestryopshopqueenscliff
WEBSITE: No website
DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.
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