Donate Goods

In- store Donations

If you are able, please bring your preloved items directly to the Bower, Marrickville. Please note that donations may not be accepted, as it is up to the discretion of the Bower staff, often depending on space and resources available on the day.

See below for what we do and don’t accept.

Address: 34/142 Addison Rd Marrickville 2204.

Donations accepted on Mondays and Saturdays Only – 10am – 5pm.

Please DO NOT dump items outside of the building. Our systems come under immense strain when rubbish is dumped. Help us keep servicing the community.

Collection and rehoming

Donate your household goods to the Bower! We’ll resell them back to the community at low cost, or get them to people in need via our House to Home program.

The Bower comes to you!

Our truck services a large area in and around Sydney. If you live in one of the Participating Councils you can request a free collection from Bower.

You can also drop off donations to our Marrickville store. We recommend calling the store on the day before coming in to make sure we’ve got space for your donation.

Before putting in a request, please take a moment to view the items we do and do not accept, in the drop down menu below.

Types of items we accept

Bower accepts a wide variety of pre-loved goods including household items and building materials.
Please note that all donations are accepted at the discretion of the Bower staff, depending on space and resources available.

  • Furniture – Solid Wood & Metal
    (tallboys, chests of drawers, small lounges, bedside tables, small-medium tables with chairs, small wardrobes)
  • Whitegoods*
    (fridges, dryers, washing machines in good working condition)
  • Small electrical items* 
    (lamps, televisions, vacuums complete and working condition)
  • Gardening Items
    (tools, plants, pots)
  • Books & Music*
  • Bric-a-Brac
  • Doors & Windows
  • Hardware & Tools
  • Paint
  • Kitchenware
  • Timber
  • Plumbing
  • Sports & Leisure goods
  • Bikes & Bike Parts

*Due to a backlog we are accepting limited items, apologies for any inconvenience.

Types of items we do not accept

Unfortunately there are a few categories of items that we cannot accept.

  • Baby & Children’s Items
  • Column Heaters & Plastic Fans
  • Dishwashers
  • Ensemble Bed Bases
  • Entertainment Units (Large)
  • Furniture made from chipboard / MDF
  • Gas Appliances
  • Large exercise equipment
  • Mattresses & Sofa beds
  • Office Furniture
  • Pianos, Pianolas and Organs
  • Printers, Scanners and WiFi Modems
  • Soft furnishings
  • Ovens

Items we need for House to Home

The items below are a priority, as they have been requested by House to Home clients. Please note we will need to assess the items to make sure they are suitable.

  • Washing machines
  • TV (with remote)

What if I have an item that Bower cannot accept or accommodate?

If you have an item we cannot accept please visit our Reuse Database. This is a large searchable list of organisations that can re-home or recycle many types of goods.

Participating Councils

Residents of the following councils are eligible for free collection

Bayside, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown, City of Sydney, Cumberland, Georges River, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-Ring-Gai, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney, Parramatta, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Waverley, Willoughby, Woollahra. View a Detailed List & Maps of Participating Councils

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people.