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