Op Shops

I love Op Shops!

Whenever I pass through a new town, I’m on the lookout for the local Op Shop. Is it the treasure hunter in me or the creative soul who likes to find items and give them a new purpose? Either way, walking through aisles, flipping through books, sorting through racks is my idea of time well spent.

I work in St Kilda on Chapel Street where there are five Op Shops right on my door step – Salvos, Sacred Heart, The Pop Up Op Shop, MECWA and The Mission Store and I’m a regular visitor trawling for something special that will catch my eye.

Australians love their Op Shops so much we even have a National Op Shop Week which is usually held in August. See here for more information.

If you’re looking for when Op Shops are open in your State then try this handy little page here. It’s a great little guide for Op Shoppers and includes little comments and important information such as opening hours. Now if just had an App.

As time goes by I’ll write reviews on Op Shops that I love and invite you to share your favourites as well. Feel free to leave a comment below.

Happy hunting.

  1. All Sorts Opportunity Shop – Boronia
  2. Bansic Op Shop – MacLeod
  3. Brotherhood of St Laurence – Mount Waverley
  4. Mustard Tree Op-Shop – Lilydale
  5. MMA Op Shop – Balwyn
  6. Rotary Recycled Treasures – Blackburn South
  7. Rotary Op Shop – Surrey Hills
  8. Rotary Op Shop – Warrandyte
  9. The Shop of Op – Chapel Street Windsor
  10. Red Cross Op Shop – Camberwell
  11. Red Cross Op Shop – Carnegie
  12. Red Cross Op Shop – Croydon
  13. Red Cross Secondhand Shop – Iceland
  14. Red Cross Op Shop – Watsonia
  15. Doncare Op Shop – Blackburn North
  16. Doncare Op Shop – Templestowe Village
  17. Doncare Op Shop – Tunstall Square, Doncaster East
  18. Diamond Community Op Shop – MacLeod
  19. Sacred Heart Mission Op Shop – South Melbourne
  20. Savers Greensborough – Greensborough
  21. Savers Ringwood – Ringwood
  22. Epilepsy Op Shop – Blackburn
  23. MECWA Op Shop – Auburn
  24. MECWA Op Shop – East Malvern
  25. Lions Club Op Shop – Mooroolbark
  26. Lions Club Op Shop – Warrandyte
  27. Northern Care Works Op Shop – Preston
  28. Northcote Lions Economy Shop – Thornbury
  29. Crossover Church Op Shop – Mooroolbark
  30. Salvation Army Family Store – Mooroolbark 
  31. Salvos Op Shop – Brunswick 
  32. Salvos Op Shop – Bundoora
  33. Salvos Op Shop – Camberwell
  34. Salvos Op Shop – Carnegie 
  35. Salvos Op Shop – Geelong
  36. Salvos Op Shop – Liittle Shed Thrift Shop – Leopold 
  37. Salvos Op Shop – Leopold
  38. Salvos Thrift Shop – Moolap
  39. Salvos Op Shop – Nunawading
  40. Salvos Op Shop – Ocean Grove
  41. Salvos Op Shop – Ringwood 
  42. Salvos Op Shop – Watsonia
  43. Vinnies Op Shop – Queenscliff
  44. The Vestry Op Shop – Queenscliff 
  45. Seaside Seconds Op Shop – Anglesea
  46. Animal Welfare Op Shop – Burwood
  47. RSCPA Op Shop – Burwood East
  48. The Dove Op Shop – Ocean Grove
  49. The Wave Opportunity Shop – Ocean Grove
  50. The Uniting Opportunity Shop – Leopold
  51. Ormond Village Opportunity Shop  – Thomson
  52. St. Matthew’s Op Shop – East Geelong
  53. Hunter Gatherer (BSL) – Fitzroy
  54. ItchyCoo Park Vintage – Thornbury
  55. Sacred Heart Mission Op Shop – Fitzroy