Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

The Dove Outreach Centre Op Shop – Ocean Grove

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Known to the locals as “the dove” this popular Op Shop is located centrally within Ocean Grove, only a short walk from the main street.

Stocked with high quality secondhand clothing, jewellery, glassware, cushions, cutlery, kids toys, bric-a-brac and so much more.

This Church is committed to donating the profits to support other organisations and support Uniting Care Geelong.

The store opened in April 2011 and at the time of this post had donated around $180,000 to community and church groups locally.

Everytime I visit this cute little Op Shop I find something different and unique. The shop is well organised with high quality goods and the staff are amazing. So sweet and helpful. Bless them for giving up their time for others.

OPENING HOURS: 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday. 10 am – 1 pm Saturday.  Sunday -closed. Closed some public holidays.

LOCATION: On the Ocean Grove Uniting Church property, on the corner of Eggleston Street and The Parade, on beach side of the car park.

PHONE: (03) 5255 4651

PARKING: There is plenty of parking in the carpark with no time limitations.

TRANSPORT: This is right in the middle of Ocean Grove and is easy to walk to from the main shopping centre.

DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access out the front with one step into the store. Wheelchair friendly but would be very tight.

ATM: There are plenty of ATM’s in Ocean Grove but suggest you bring small notes or coins.


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: There are some toilets on the church grounds, so please ask nicely of the staff if you can use them.


FACEBOOK – No Facebook profile

INSTAGRAM: No Instagram but #doveopshop

WEBSITE: There is a link to this site here.

DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.

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

Happy hunting.

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