Brisbane tip shops: Where pre-loved becomes priceless


If you’re looking for that next op shop find or are wanting to pick up a piece of furniture, then our tip shops are the perfect place to find a bargain. All the items at Council tip shops have been saved from landfill by being donated to one of our resource recovery centres.

Why not visit one of the tip shops, where you can find a plethora of quality used, recycled and second-hand items. From pots and pans to bicycles… and even accordions – there really is something for everyone.    

How do I get started?

It’s pretty simple. Give your unwanted furniture and household items a new lease of life by donating them at one of Council’s four resource recovery centres and save them from landfill. Ensure your goods are clean and in good working order before you pass them on. By donating your items, you will be doing your bit towards a clean and green Brisbane.

Get crafty

Trawl the tip shops for the ‘very thing’ for a quirky craft project or DIY home renovation. Both sites are open every weekend from 8am-4pm and are located in Acacia Ridge and Geebung. While you’re on an op shop roll, be sure to check out our Eco-Thrifty Trail maps to see what else is going on in the area.

Top tip: Get to the tip shops early on Saturday mornings to snap up the best bargains and beat the crowds!

Making a difference

While Council owns the tip shops, both are operated by The Endeavour Foundation and profits goes towards helping one of Australia’s oldest and largest non-government organisations who support and provide opportunities for people with a disability.

Why stop there?

Love making a difference and keeping Brisbane clean and green? Take it to the next level at one of our gardening workshops across Brisbane’s libraries to turn your garden into a thriving habitat. You can also get involved by volunteering at one of the more than 40 community gardens around our city or register for your local community composting hub.

Discover more ways to reuse, share and upcycle. Council is committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, and you can make a difference too.

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Last updated:24 October 2019
Topics: green