Help welcome our new students to the ACU community by donating good condition household items to our annual Welcome Bazaar.

Every year students come from all over the world to study at ACU, and for many this is their first experience living out of home. To help them set up their new homes ACU Engagement, with the support of Campus Ministry, host a Welcome Bazaar event on each campus, offering free donated household items to students.

You can help by donating good condition household items or volunteering your time to assist with the Welcome Bazaar event on your campus.

When to donate

The collection period is open from January 20 to February 14.

What to donate


Stationery - Pens, pencils, pencil cases, folders etc.

Kitchen - Cutlery/utensils, crockery, pots/pans, tupperware etc.

Manchester - Blankets, pillows, towels, bedroom linen etc. Please launder all manchester before donating and attach a tag indicating size of linen (ie single, double, queen, king).

Bags - Backpacks, handbags, sports bags, tote bags etc.

Decor - Frames, rugs, vases, cushions etc.

Furniture - Desks, chairs, tables, couches etc.

We are unable to accept donations of broken or damaged items, electrical goods, food, plants, clothing, toiletries, personal items or baby and children’s items. 

Large donation items

For larger items that cannot easily be transported, please follow the link below and complete the form with details of the item. Interested students will contact you directly to arrange pickup.

Donate a large item


Where to donate

There are a number of donation locations on each campus. If you would like to manage a collection point in your area, please contact ACU Engagement:

Ground Floor, Carn Brea Building (100)

ACU Engagement
Ground Floor, Loreto House (114)

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Please bring your donations to the Undercroft area across from Bookshop. You are able to drive your donations right up to this area for drop off!

The donation area will be open 8:00am to 2:30pm, February 10 - 14.

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Campus Ministry and ACU Engagement
Signadou (302) 

Ground floor, Veritas (301) 

Blackfriars (300)

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Please bring your donations to:

ACU Engagement
Level 2, 340 Albert St East Melbourne (462)

Campus Ministry
Mezzanine, The Daniel Mannix Building (403)

250 Victoria Parade
Level 5, 250 Victoria Parade (460)

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Tenison Woods House (532)

Campus Ministry
James Carroll Building (502)

ACU Engagement
Level 8, 23 Berry Street (530)

Miguel Cordero Residence
43 Australia St, Camperdown

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Student Lounge
Ground floor, opposite 640.G.45A, Edward Clancy Building (640)

Ground floor Edmund Rice Building (600)

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These donations will be made freely available to students at a Welcome Bazaar event on campus. We are seeking volunteers to help sort, clean and pack the donated items and assist with the event.

Sorting, cleaning and packing of the donations will take place from February 17 - 21.

The Welcome Bazaar events will take place on:

  • Tuesday, February 25 - Brisbane, Canberra, North Sydney
  • Wednesday, February 26 - Melbourne, Strathfield
  • Thursday, February 27 - Ballarat

To register your interest in volunteering please contact ACU Engagement.


If you have any questions regarding this initiative, please contact ACU Engagement:



Our 2019 Welcome Bazaar was a great success

Delighted students filled their homes with quality donated homewares and were thrilled and appreciative to know that the ACU community was so eager to help them in this way. Thank you to everyone who donated goods or volunteered their time. 

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