What's our story?

Wozzles Wearhouse quickly expanded after the success of its first store in Grenville Street which opened in May 1991. Today, we have three retail outlets across Ballarat which are operated by loyal volunteers from the community. A small team of staff at the operations centre process the donations Wozzles Wearhouse receives through the iconic green bins. The pre-loved clothing and goods are then distributed to the retail outlets and sold to the Ballarat community at affordable prices.

Over the last 28 years Wozzles Wearhouse has generated more than $10 million in sales of pre-loved clothing and goods, with all surplus funds going directly to programs run by Cafs that assists many children and families in need. When you donate or shop at Wozzles Wearhouse, your money is contributing to helping others within the local community.

Wozzles delivered record sales of over $711,000 in 2017–18. Our army of volunteers, now exceeding 65, continues to be the backbone of our retail outlets and are vital to enabling funds to be directed to programs run by Cafs.  Wozzles is proud to support the local community and has done so since 1991.  This year we have forecast a return to Cafs that is estimated to be at two per cent as a result of the purchase of our new Wozzles Operations Centre which provides increased opportunity to process your donations as well as provide local people of Ballarat with the opportunity to volunteer and/or be employed. We anticipate that the return to Cafs will increase again in 18/19 and thank you for your ongoing support.

“Wozzles-On-Wheels” is our latest initiative and involves branded wheelie bins ‘rolling’ into businesses, schools, community and sports groups to collect pre-loved clothing and goods. If you are interested in having a “Wozzles-On-Wheels” bin please contact us on (03) 5339 9166. We will arrange delivery and pick-up making it a quick and easy way to support Wozzles and Cafs.

Our op-shop locations

Wendouree Store:
1231a Howitt Street
Wendouree VIC 3355
(in the Howitt Street shopping complex) 

Mon-Fri 10.00am-4.30pm
Sat 10.00am-12.30pm

Ballarat Store:
11 Grenville Street South
Ballarat VIC 3350 (opposite the Mall in the supermarket carpark)

Mon-Fri 10.00am-4.30pm
Sat 9.00am-12.00pm

Sebastopol Store:
Shop 5, 58-60 Albert Street
Sebastopol VIC 3356
(in the Subway/NQR complex next to Woolworths)

Mon-Fri 10.00am-4.30pm
Sat 10.00am-1.00pm

Where can I donate?

 Take home your very own Wozzle Bear!

Children visiting Wozzles Wearhouse Op-Shops can take one home for free.