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Donations can be made at our premises at 80 Beaurepaire Cres Holt inside the Holt Community Hub, during the following hours:

Wednesday – Friday 10am – 1pm

Saturday – 2.30- 4.30pm

Closed public holidays and some School holiday periods – please get in touch prior to coming during school holidays or check our Facebook page.

Please note we are currently not accepting the following items:

  • Bouncers
  • High chairs
  • Change tables
  • Strollers (we will accept prams)
  • Shoes.

Winter Coat Appeal!

We are currently accepting donations of coats for children up to kids size 16.

Roundabout Canberra – 80 Beaurepaire Crescent Holt – drop off at one of our volunteer sessions Wed – Fri 10am – 1pm and Sat 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Additional drop off locations have been added for this campaign to raise 500 coats – coats and clothing only accepted at the business listed below, please drop off during business hours and do not leave items outside the premises:

Kidsafe ACT

– Pearce Centre, Building 2, Collett Pl, Pearce – Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm

Motherly Instincts

– 3 / 52 – 56 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick during opening hours. Mon & Tues 10am – 4pm, Weds 10am – 2pm, Thurs 10am – 6pm, Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

Fortem Australia

– 5A Parbery St, Kingston 9am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday.

Australian Catholic University
– 223 Antill St Watson Concierge – 300.G.O1 Campus map
Kin Child Care Centre
– 35 Uriarra Road, Queanbeyan – 7am – 6pm, Monday – Friday.
Urban Education
– 125 Strickland Crescent Deakin
Phone 02 5105 9279 7.30am until 6pm Monday – Friday
Transform Parenting
– 12 Kett Street Kambah, 9am to 3pm Tuesday – Friday, please drop jackets in the tub under the stairs.

What condition do items need to be in?

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.

We accept:

Activity mats

Baby baths: Must have plug hole and preferably warning label (we can supply this if not).

Baby bottles: BPA free. Sterilised

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

Bottle teats:  New in packaging

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. We do accept hospital grade electric breast pumps which are a closed system.

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  – currently not accepting (must have roll protection – 100mm sides or safety harness) –

Clothing: Excellent quality clothing for children from 00000 to 16 years (please note, we no longer accept shoes)

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. Please note we do not accept mattresses without a cot, or portacots. 

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 are currently not accepting strollers (and 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). Please note we only accept sleeping bags where arms are free to move (no ‘love to dream’ style bags)

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, 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, Portacots, Potties, Ride on toys, Shoes, Single beds, Sleep positioners, Slings, Stuffed toys, Swings (electric), Toilet steps, Umbrella strollers, Walkers