When someone says tip shop, do you automatically think of a warehouse full of stuff that either doesnt work or hasnt been used since the 60s? If so, youll be pleasantly surprised by the variety of used goods to be found not just in the Geebung Tip Shop, but also at the many other great op-shops nearby.
On average, each Australian household produces 1.5 tonnes of waste per year (ABS) and our nations waste problem is getting a lot of attention in the media lately. People are finally starting to wake up to the importance of not adding more rubbish to the world and, instead, giving priority to tip shops and op-shops. Buying quality used items not only makes a powerful difference to the environment, youll also get to engage in a treasure hunt through interesting retro and vintage items!
Open every weekend from 8am to 4pm, the Geebung Tip Shop is operated by the Endeavour Foundation who are Australias largest non-government organisation supporting those with disabilities. Those who wish there was a tip shop on the southside are also in luck because Endeavour also operates the Acacia Ridge Tip Shop.
The stock changes every week but on any visit, youll typically find a range of furniture, bikes, books, sporting equipment, toys, barbeques and much more. Electrical goods are checked before placed out for sale to make sure they are still working.
Those serious about having the pick of the litter (pun intended) should make sure they arrive as it opens at 8am. Many items go fast and are already out the door within the first few hours.
By visiting the Geebung Tip Shop nice and early, not only will you get some of the best bargains, itll also give you the chance to visit some of the other great second-hand shops in the area. All located within a 2km radius of the tip shop, Geebungs op-shop offering is equally impressive and ensures your visit to the area is worth your time. Some of the gems in the hub include:
3/1928 Sandgate Rd, Virginia QLD 4014 |(07) 3216 2623 |
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm | Sat 8:30am – 3:00pm | Sun 10:00am-3:00pm
2/8 Railway Parade, Geebung QLD 4034 |(07) 3265 3444 |
2/35 Handford Rd, Zillmere QLD 4034 |(07) 3865 8309
Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm | Sat 8:30am – 1:00pm | Sun CLOSED
3/334 Newman Rd, Geebung QLD 4034 |(07) 3216 5106
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm | Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm | Sun CLOSED
334 Newman Rd., Geebung QLD 4034 |(07) 3265 3281
Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm | Sat 9am – 12pm | Sun CLOSED
Youll notice all of these op-shops are run by charities, meaning they provide an important source of revenue to help the less fortunate. Now, who would have thought that through shopping, you could be living more eco-conscious, helping those less fortunate AND saving bucket-loads of money?
Once youre all shopped out and need a break, head down Fox Coffee at 3 Ellison Road. This local caf is set in a beautifully converted warehouse, with a blue and white exterior and an open-plan wooden interior. Its the perfect place to recoup, get caffeinated and reflect a bit on all the good stuff you just accomplished in one day!
To find out more about Brisbane City Councils tip shops visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au and search for tip shops. On the tip shops webpage, youll also learn how to donate your stuff so someone else can discover it on their own tip-shopping spree.
27A Prosperity Pl, Geebung QLD 4034 | Sat – Sun 8am – 4pm