COVID-19: Roundabout Canberra is gradually reopening for volunteer sessions and donations. Our volunteer numbers remain very low, so our ability to sort donations is limited, and we are focused on accepting items we’re most in need of. Our focus remains on packing orders for families in need. If you could please ensure all donations are freshly cleaned and sorted, and that everything is in great working order, we’d be very grateful. Items we’re currently in need of include:
Cots (made after 2003 – please contact before donating)
Bassinets (all mesh sides – please contact before donating)
Winter clothing sizes newborn – 14 (particularly jackets and coats)
Nappies, wipes, baby toiletries
The above items can be dropped off to our premises at 80 Beaurepaire Cres, Holt on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 1pm (excluding public holidays), or on Saturdays between 2.30 and 4.30pm.
If you have items to donate which are not on the list above, please contact us via our ‘contact’ page, or via Facebook to check whether we can accept them
While the individuals and families Roundabout Canberra help are experiencing hardship, we’d like all of the items we pass on to be considered a gift. As such, all items donated should be in as-new or excellent used condition. Please ensure all items are clean and in excellent working order. Items should be freshly sterilised, laundered and smaller items packed and sealed into clean plastic bag. Manuals should be provided where possible or model numbers provided if known.
Please note that some items (such as cots, prams, car seats, highchairs, bassinets and change tables) have safety standards. Details about these standards can be found here. You can also obtain a copy of the safety standards on the ACCC website.
Baby bottles: BPA free. Sterilised
Bottle teats: New in packaging
Baby carriers: Front carry. No slings or backpack/camping carriers.
Baby food: Must have at least 3 months before expiration
Baby towels: In new/excellent condition
Bassinets: We rehome wooden bassinets with removable mesh sides. We’re not able to rehome bassinets without fully mesh sides, cradles, Moses baskets or cane baskets. Please contact us prior to donating your bassinet so we can confirm we can accept it.
Books: In great used condition to suit 0 – 12 years
Bouncers and rockers: With 3 or 5 point harness. In excellent condition (no electric swings please!).
Breast pumps: Manual pumps or unopened electric pumps only – no used electric pumps.
Breastfeeding products: Any new and unused nipple cream, hydrogel breast discs and breast pads
Capsules, carseats, booster seats: Must meet standard AS/NZS 1754 NOTE: We are currently not accepting booster seats. We can only accept car seats/capsules that meet the following criteria:
● Have never been in an accident
● Were manufactured less than 8 years ago
● Are Australian models (overseas models cannot be accepted)
If you’re unsure if your item meets the above criteria, please contact us and provide a photo of the carseat/capsule/booster seat.
Change tables and change mats (must have roll protection – 100mm sides or safety harness)
Clothing and shoes: Excellent quality clothing and shoes for children from 00000 to 12 years
Cots and mattresses: Must meet standard AS/NZS 2172:2003 revised 2005. Must be manufactured after 2003, undamaged and include all parts. Mattresses must be stain free.
We accept portacots manufactured after 2009 with FOUR mesh sides (many have 3)
Please contact us prior to donating your cot, with details about the make and model or with a photo of the cot.
Dummies: Unopened /Brand New
Feeding items: Cutlery, sippy cups & drink bottles
Formula: Unopened with at least 6 months before expiry
Highchairs: Must meet standard AS/NZS 2088:2000. 3 point harness which is less than 10 years old. We do not accept booster seats.
Linen: We accept excellent condition single bed, bassinet and cot sheets, mattress protectors and blankets as well as face washers, baby towels and wraps.
Nappies: Disposable (open packs are fine), and modern cloth nappies in excellent condition.
Nappy bags: in excellent condition. Please ensure you clean and empty all pockets before donating.
Play pens: Small playpens are accepted. Please ensure they’re clean and in excellent condition.
Prams: Standard AS/NZS 2088:2000. Must have 5 point harness, canopy and underbasket. We do NOT accept umbrella strollers.
Pram accessories: including rain covers, head supports, and foot muffs. If they’re not being donated with a pram, please ensure you label them so we know which pram they’re for.
Pram bassinets: Label with pram brand and prior to being donated.
Safety gates: Stand alone gates with all parts included, and in excellent used condition.
Safety items/home safety: cupboard locks and corner protectors, but only if they’re in excellent condition
School items: we accept excellent condition lunchboxes and backpacks for children aged 4-10
Sleeping bags and swaddles: In excellent condition (stain-free)
Sterilisers (microwave only) We do not accept electric sterilisers unless new in box
Toiletries for babies: Unopened/unused wipes, lotions, creams, kids toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby shampoo, and bath wash.
Toys: we do not accept soft toys unless they’re brand new with tags. We do accept lamaze style baby toys. We accept small, educational toys in excellent condition for ages 0-12 years. We will gladly take lego for older children! Please ensure toys have all parts included – particularly puzzles!
WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Activity centres, Adult clothes (including maternity clothes), Bath aids, Bean bags, Beds including Toddler Beds, Bed rails, Bikes, Bumbo seats, Change tables that sit on top of drawers, Chest of drawers, Co-sleepers, Children’s CDs and DVDs, Cot bumpers, Cushions, Doonas, Electrical items including sterilisers and breast pumps unless new and unopened, Furniture, Highchairs that attach to chair or hang from table, Jolly jumpers, Nappy bins, Pillows, Portable travel chairs, Potties, Ride on toys, Single beds, Sleep positioners, Slings, Stuffed toys, Swings (electric), Toilet steps, Umbrella, strollers, Walkers