Items to donate

What items can I donate?


Would I be delighted to receive this for my child?” This is the question to ask when looking to rehome your kids’ preloved goodies.


Items that are worn-out, broken, stained or damaged may be discarded.


We value every donation but sometimes we cannot re-home some items for a variety of reasons.  When we cannot re-home an item we may on-donate to another children’s charity or selected Op Shops who support similar work. Sometimes we may sell items that we cannot use at fairs or market days in which case all funds raised are used for local families in need.


Please let us know if you do not wish items that you donate to be on-donated or used for We Care fundraising when they cannot be re-homed by us.


Baby baths – no stands or bath aids


Baby carriers – Baby Bjorn style


Baby wipes – unopened packets


Backpacks – all ages from pre-school to high school


Bassinets – modern bassinets with breathable mesh sides


Bibs – fabric bibs, no ties


Blankets – all types and sizes; doonas unstained and washed


Bottles and other feeding equipment


Bottle sterilizers


Bouncers – must have a 3 or 5 point harness in working order


Breast pumps – manual only, sterilized and in good condition; and disposable breast pads


Car Restraints – capsules, reversible car seats, older children car seats with tether strap (no foam boosters). Must meet standard AS/NZS 1754. Must be no older than 7 years from the date of manufacture (2014 onwards) and has never been in an accident


Carriers – Baby Bjorn or similar front carriers, but we do not re-home other types of slings or backpack carriers


Change tables – must be able to come apart or fold down


Children’s Books – new or in excellent condition


Children’s Clothing – 00000 – children’s size16: freshly laundered and sorted into gender/size please


Children’s underwear – new only


Cots & mattresses – it is essential they meet Standard AS/NZS 2172:2003 revised in 2005. Cots manufactured after January 2010. Please donate with the original manual if possible and please ensure all the parts, screws, bolts etc are secured in a zip lock bag and taped to the base of the cot.

Dummies – new and unopened

Gro-bags or infant sleeping bags – no hood

Handbags – medium size in excellent condition suitable for young mums

Highchairs – with a safety harness and must meet Standard AS4684-2009. Please clean thoroughly before donating

Linen – freshly laundered bassinet, cot, single, double, queen and king bed size sheets, blankets, doona covers, mattress protectors and wraps. Towels and face washers.

Nappies – disposable, all sizes. Opened packs are OK. No swim nappies please

Nappy bags & changing mats – opened packs are OK.

Personal care items for adults – unopened body wash, lotions, hair & beauty products, soap etc

Prams/strollers – Standard AS/NZS 2088: 2000. Must be able to recline as most requests are for newborns. Must have 5 point harness, faultless brakes, sun hood and carry basket Please vacuum and clean before donating, and please include the original manuals if you have them

Pyjamas and sleepwear – there must be no hoods on sleepwear

Safety gates – please include all the spindles in a bag taped to the gate

Shoes & socks – new or in good condition. Please bag according to size

Sterilisers – microwave or electric

Toiletries – creams, bath wash etc. new and unopened, for mother and baby

Toys – new for birthday presents and excellent condition used toys


Items we can’t re-home


Due to safety regulations and storage issues, we cannot accept and re-home the following items:

Items that do not meet current Australian standards

Soiled, broken or incomplete items

Adult clothes

Baby swings

Baby walkers

Bath seats

Bath stands

Bean bags

Bed rails

Bikes / Scooters

Bumbo seats

Car seats over 7 years old

Cot bumpers



Foam floor mats


High chairs without straps


Jolly jumpers


Nappy wrapper bins


Nursery décor


Opened hygiene products


Porta cots, travel cots


Pillows, unless NEW


Single beds


Suitcases and luggage


Swim aids


Tents and cubbies


Toys used unless in excellent condition. We very much welcome new toys.


Umbrella strollers light weight. We accept robust strollers and very much welcome double strollers

We greatly appreciate St Kilda Mums for their assistance,  input and at times wording in preparing many of the details in this listing. So many thanks.