Doncare - Community Services

Where does the money go?

Doncare’s seven opportunity shops, through the sale of pre loved goods to the public, directly fund services to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the local community. Doncare programs and services support the community across all life stages, assisting:

·          families with babies or young children experiencing parenting difficulties;

·          low-income families with financial difficulties;

·          isolated elderly residents;

·          individuals needing counselling;

·          women who have experienced family violence.

Doncare’s Opportunity Shops are located in:

Bulleen Plaza - Bulleen.

Blackburn North Shopping Centre - Blackburn North.

Tunstall Square - East Doncaster.

Macedon Plaza - Lower Templestowe.

Templestowe Village -

Brentford Square -
Forest Hill.

Jackson Court - East Doncaster.

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Our shops are staffed entirely by volunteers. The success of our shops is due to the tireless efforts of this dedicated team of around 300 volunteers who willingly donate their time and energy to work in the shops each week.

How You Can Help


Remember Doncare when you are having your next clean out! We welcome the donation of your clean, good quality clothing, bric-a-brac or other household items that you no longer want or need. Donations can be accepted at our op shops, during business hours only please.

Some donated furniture is sold at the Blackburn North store as well Bulleen Plaza and Brentford Square. If you would like to donate furniture, please phone Doncare's Opportunity Shops Program on 9856 1500 to discuss possible collection.

Donations We Are Unable To Accept:

Pillows and mattresses

Cots and prams

Damaged glassware and china

Soiled clothing and manchester

Damaged furniture


We regularly require the help of new volunteers to join our roster. If you are over 18, enjoy meeting people and can spare a few hours per week, please contact Doncare's Opportunity Shops Program on 9856 1500 or e-mail for more information.